PARIS, France – A year since going on sale in Europe, the new Nissan LEAF is leading the way for customers switching to electric vehicles (EV), with 26,000 units already delivered to customers and on European roads. with one unit sold every 10 minutes across the continent.
European markets such as Austria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain has been the new LEAF’s strong sales grounds. In Norway, the Nissan LEAF has risen through the sales charts to become the top-selling passenger car in 2018, outperforming all electric and combustion-powered models alike.
Like retail customers, business users are also embracing electrification. More than 8,000 of the total have been delivered to corporate fleets throughout Europe.
The new Nissan LEAF builds on the talents of its predecessor, adding the latest generation of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating under the latest test standards.
Gareth Dunsmore, director, electric vehicles, Nissan Europe, said: “As the interest in electric vehicles continues to grow, we’ve made sure that the opportunity to experience and own our new LEAF model is more accessible than ever before.”
He added: “When we set out to design the new Nissan LEAF, we wanted to create a car built on the feedback of over 100,000 existing owners here in Europe. Today feedback such as – ‘I love the instant torque… the performance is fantastic… e-Pedal makes driving very easy’ are common reactions from our newest customers. It’s a car you can look forward to driving and appreciate living with on a day-to-day basis, and the sales figures reflect this.”
The Nissan LEAF is available in 51 Global markets and has posted strong global demand. Its sales success, combined with sales of its predecessor, makes it the global leader for electric vehicles with over 350,000 units delivered since 2010. Its LCV and seven-seat electric sibling, the e-NV200 also continues to enjoy strong sales throughout Europe.