With more than 500,000 units sold to date, the Nissan Leaf is still among the best-selling electric vehicles of all time. The electric hatch is sold in Europe, the United States and Japan, and in its home market, the EV is entering the new model year with a cool new video ad.

In the new short clip attached at the top of this page, you can see the Leaf racing a jet aircraft. While we won't reveal the winner, we can tell you that it is a close battle with a minimal difference at the finish line that focuses on the Leaf’s brisk acceleration from a standstill. Don’t mistake that for the model’s uninitiated acceleration after exiting cruise control, though.

Gallery: 2023 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf, a symbol of the automaker’s early efforts at sustainable mobility, has come a long way since its inception. Produced at plants in Japan, the US, and the UK, this zero-emission hatch has made its mark in 59 markets around the world. From its pioneering debut in 2010 to the more recent iterations, owners of the EV have driven their cars more than 10 billion miles cumulative worldwide, according to the manufacturer, preventing more than 2.5 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.