The Nissan LEAF has sold 320,000 units across the world
It’s good news for Nissan and electric vehicles in general as Nissan has reported the delivery of its 100,000th Nissan LEAF in Europe.
This brings the total numbers of LEAFs sold around the globe to 320,000, making it the highest selling EV in the world.
This means that European Nissan LEAF customers have saved over 300,000 tonnes of CO2.
Nissan Europe EV director Gareth Dunsmore explained: “For us it’s no surprise that the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. We have been developing our electric vehicle mass-market offering for longer than any other brand and are proud to bring an affordable, visionary car to customers across Europe.
“In less than 10 years, we managed to make electric vehicle a mass market reality. This milestone proves once again that our Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision is embraced by our customers who believe in a more confident, more exciting, and more connected future.”
37,000 new LEAFs have been ordered in Europe, meaning that one is ordered every 10 minutes in Europe.
The new Nissan LEAF is the first Nissan model in Europe to feature Nissan’s ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park technologies. The new Nissan LEAF is also equipped with e-Pedal, which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop – simply by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the pedal.
In the US, meanwhile, Nissan reported that LEAF sold 1,576 units in May 2018, a 13% rise compared to the same month last year.