The biggest question surrounding the environment impact of zero emission cars is always the amount of energy and natural resources manufacturers use to build them. Nissan's answer to that is recycling.
Like it or not, the Nissan Leaf is the world's best selling electric car since its debut. That means high volumes and Nissan knows they can't call it a sustainable car without reducing its natural impact during production as well.
That why their Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car is built in Japan using 25% recycled material. Plastics from washing machines and sound insulators from old uniforms. Watch those shredders at work:
That 25% will only go higher in the future.