Nissan Leaf completes 621-mile Cannoball Ireland 2011

More than 150 blazingly fast automobiles participated in Ireland's 1000-kilometer (621-mile) Cannonball Ireland 2011. But one vehicle, a lime green Nissan Leaf fielded by ESB ecars, stood out – not for its color, but for its powertrain.

The goal of ESB ecars was to demonstrate that an electric vehicle could traverse the whole of Ireland by using the nation's charging infrastructure. The group has proved its point.

On Sunday September 11, the lime green Leaf crossed the finish line, becoming the first electric vehicle to have ever completed Ireland's long-distance showdown. Lucky for us, ESB ecars captured video of the three-day event and a trio of clips awaits you after the jump.

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