Nissan LEAF EV Wins Oresund Rally
Nissan recently took its award-winning LEAF EV to Denmark to compete in the first-ever Oresund Rally, a race for just electric vehicles (EVs). Nissan was among several other distinguished automakers willing to compete against the industry's finest, including Citorgen, Peugot, and Tesla. However, after a long and strenuous two-day race, it was none other than the Nissan LEAF that took home the championship title.
Distinct from most rally events aired on Eurosport, which are defined by clouds of dust, dirt blowing through the air, and gravity-defying cars, the Oresund EV Rally was a regularity rally. Oresund EV Rally's primary focus was on competitor's ability to be on time. Surprisingly, drivers are not awarded more points for reaching checkpoints early. Drivers are actually docked points for being both early and late!
Taina Erkkila, Communications Director, Nissan Nordic Europe explains the Nissan LEAF EV's performance in the inaugural Danish race stating that "Winning is always nice but winning against all other EV manufacturers is great - and it showcased the Nissan LEAF strongpoint very well, a reliable and exciting car that will get you where you want on time..."1
Tim Svanhold who is frequently named "Rally Driver of the Year" and co-driver Bjarne Kristense are the two men responsible for driving the Nissan LEAF to its Oresund championship title. The Nissan LEAF EV's win underscores Svanhold's second Danish Rally Championship win.
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