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Ex­actly 70 years af­ter the de­but of its first elec­tric ve­hi­cle (EV), Nis­san’s most ad­vanced EV ever, the Nis­san BladeGlider sports car, took cen­tre stage at the 2017 Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed in the UK. Nis­san’s EV suc­cess story be­gan in 1947 with the launch of the Tama. This pi­o­neer­ing four-seat EV was avail­able as a pas­sen­ger car and a van and of­fered cus­tomers a range of 65 kilo­me­tres on a full charge. It was ini­tially de­vel­oped by the Tokyo Elec­tro Au­to­mo­bile Co. Ltd, which later be­came part of Nis­san. Since the de­but of the Tama in 1947, Nis­san has es­tab­lished a rich her­itage in ze­roe­mis­sion tech­nol­ogy as the world leader in EVs. It pi­o­neered the EV rev­o­lu­tion with the launch of world’s first mass­mar­ket 100% elec­tric pas­sen­ger car, the Nis­san LEAF.

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