It turns out, it is even more poplar, as with critics and customers.
It is 12 months or one year since Nissan has presented second generation of their model Leaf. Considering the fact that the first generation was the first mass-produced electric car, which found more than quarter of a million buyers during its seven-year lifespan, it is fair to say, the second generation has quite a lot of work to do, if it wants to fill the shoes of its predecessor. So, after one year, how are things going for second generation Leaf?
It turs out it is doing great. Numerous awards had been given to Leaf from organizations all around the world. For instance, it has received Best car of the year trophy in category of electric and plug-in hybrid cars by “L’Automobile et L’Entrprise”, it had also became ‘Best environmental car of the year 2018 in Finland, et cetera. In total, 17 awards had been given to Leaf in Europe alone in the past year.
“The fact the LEAF has resonated so strongly with both motorists and critics against a backdrop of increasing EV adoption and an ever-growing list of competitors shows just how talented it is. Looking ahead, we’re confident that LEAF’s reputation as a leader in the EV market will continue to grow,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe.
Well, it turns out, Leaf is also doing good with the customers. More than 43,000 LEAFs were sold in Europe alone in the first eight months of 2018, making it the best-selling EV across the continent. It just goes to show, Leaf is here to stay and will continue to be among the best selling EVs.