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New Leaf 30kWh drives record EV sales for Nissan


Nissan sold more than 20,000 EVs in Western Europe over the course of the last financial year – setting a new record in the process. The 20,710 EV sales were made up of 16,916 Leafs and 3794 e-NV200s.

The excellent EV performance was bolstered by the launch of the Leaf 30kWh model at the end of 2015, increasing sales with the longer range model added, rather than replacing, the previous 24 kWh version.

The importance of the UK to the Leaf – and the model’s popularity in the country for that matter – is seen by record sales of 5,106 units in the market. This accounts for almost a third of total Western Europe sales, and helps in a small way put the UK as the leading market in the region for total Nissan sales.

Guillaume Cartier, Nissan’s Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Europe, said: “We have a commitment to continue to bring more to our customers – more choice, more value and more innovative and exciting products.

Nissan stands apart from its class. We deliver quality and we continue to reinvent and break boundaries such as the new Nissan Micra which is launching this year. We are very excited about Nissan’s piloted drive Qashqai, featuring autonomous drive technologies, which will be coming to Europe in 2017.”