Furthermore it is the best selling model in Norway.


Last month, we have talked about the popularity of the second generation of Nissan’s first fully electric hatchback, Leaf. On the first glance it looked like the second generation could even become more popular, than the first one. Now, results have come in and what everybody had predicted actually became a reality.

One year ago Second generation of Leaf hit the market and during the last 12 months, Nissan has sold some 26.000 units to European customers alone, meaning it has regained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe. A lot of those cars, around 8.000 or almost one in every three cars have been sold to fleet customers, mainly due to the fact that on the long run it helps to reduce operating costs.

“As the interest in electric vehicles continues to grow, we’ve made sure that the opportunity to experience and own our new LEAF model is more accessible than ever before. When we set out to design the new Nissan LEAF, we wanted to create a car built on the feedback of over 100,000 existing owners here in Europe. Today feedback such as - ‘I love the instant torque… the performance is fantastic… e-Pedal makes driving very easy’ are common reactions from our newest customers. It’s a car you can look forward to driving and appreciate living with on a day-to-day basis, and the sales figures reflect this,” commented results from above Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles at Nissan Europe.

Even though Leaf has been well received all over Europe, there still are a few countries where it has become particularly popular. Those Are Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Spain and Portugal. Even more, it has actually become the best-selling new car in Norway, country, where electric cars are particularly popular.

Oct. 7, 2018 Driving photo: Nissan

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