Nissan’s engineers have turned the Leaf EV into something unexpected, a truck.
Nissan’s engineers have turned the Leaf EV into something unexpected, a truck. What you see here is Sparky, which is a Nissan Leaf crossed with a Nissan Frontier, brought to life by Nissan’s Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet.
The Sparky was created to haul supplies and people around Nissan’s Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona.
“We tried to keep it a secret and be exciting for everybody. But we have visitors and they come and they see that truck and they go straight to ‘what is it?’ and they start looking at it, and it makes great conversation,” said Roland Schellenberg, Nissan Durability & Reliability. “I needed a project for a team building activity so we can bring the team together. We had a need for a truck. Something to drive around, a shop truck.”