Some jingle jangle for electric LEAF

Riley Riley

Nissan is getting a lot of Christmas mileage out of its electric LEAF, this time with some jingle jangle.

The model receives several updates, including new pedestrian warning sounds that also make for a catchy Chrissy ditty.

The tune will be available for download via popular streaming services by searching Nissan LEAF Canto Carol.

Nissan has licensed the piece to Urban Green Lab for the holiday season which means any proceeds accrued during December are directly collected by the non-profit organisation.

The rhythms of the two new sounds from the 2020 Nissan LEAF were combined with “Jingle Bells” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” to create the first-of-its-kind holiday earworm — or “e-worm,” with a high-tech electronic feel.

For model year 2020, the two pedestrian safety sounds received updates in tone and volume.

For the US market, the all-electric Nissan LEAF makes a constant tone (known as “Canto,” derived from the Latin verb for “I sing”) for forward movement under 30km/h and a pulsing chime when reversing.

The vehicle volume was updated to meet electric vehicle regulations that take effect from September next year.

To make the sounds louder, an additional speaker was added inside the engine compartment.


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