15 March 2020

Nissan LEAF is Ireland’s best-selling EV

The Nissan LEAF continues to be the Number One car of choice for Irish motorists making the switch to electric, writes Trish Whelan.

Nissan say one in two Irish EV drivers now drive a LEAF and 5,190 of Ireland’s 10,261 EV drivers have already chosen the zero emissions vehicle as the best way to reduce their motoring costs and carbon footprint.

Nissan has already sold more new LEAFs during the first two months of 2020 than it did for all of 2017. The car is now the best-selling electric vehicle in 18 countries.

Some 362 motorists have bought a new Nissan LEAF so far this year and Nissan continues to occupy the Number One spot for new EV sales in Ireland.

“The Nissan LEAF continues to break all records for EV sales in Ireland and is firmly established as Ireland’s and the world’s favourite EV. It is the undisputed leader for families and businesses switching to EV driving to save money and the environment,” said James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan Ireland.

He aded that the car is available for less than €30,000 and has very good residual value in a market where the demand for second-hand EVs is also growing apace. 

“It offers spacious interior and ample boot space which is ideal for families and also has strong residual value, and is easy on your pocket when it comes to running costs.”

James McCarthy said families and businesses buying a LEAF are at least €2,000 a year better off for driving the car. Interest has also been expressed from farmers and rural dwellers who are looking at the LEAF as a second car.