7 June 2018

Nissan LEAF is sold every 10 mins in Europe

 The number of Nissan LEAF models to be registered has now reached 100,000 units, writes Trish Whelan.  

Over 37,000 new Nissan LEAF electric cars have been ordered in Europe in less than eight months. Figures show a new LEAF car is sold every 10 minutes across Europe 

The milestone buyer of the 100,000th LEAF, Susana de Mena of Madrid, (pictured above collecting her milestone car) said when she saw the new model, ‘there were no doubts in my mind it would be the perfect fit’. “My husband and I agreed that the quality, price and specification made it second-to-none. We knew we’d want to go 100 per cent electric. On top of this, an electric car lets u get to the very centre of Madrid when ordinary vehicles can sometimes be restricted due to pollution issues.”

Combining sales of the new LEAF and previous LEAF models, the 100,000 customers across Europe have helped propel the Nissan LEAF to best-selling EV in the world.

The new car is the first Nissan model in Europe to feature Nissan’s ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park technologies. The car is also equipped with e-Pedal which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop just by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the pedal.

European Nissan LEAF customers have now driven over 2 billion kilometres and saved over 300,000 tonnes of C02. They also boast a 92 per cent customer satisfaction rate - more than any other Nissan model. 

In the weeks since the new model was launched here in Ireland, some 257 units have been sold to end May, a 41.21 per cent increase on 2017 sales.