Delighted Leaf fan Gareth notches up his 200th sale

Time 9:10 am, June 18, 2014

DSC_0336A NORTH-EAST car salesman has become the first in the country to sell 200 all-electric Nissan Leafs.

Gareth Chandler of Benfield Nissan in Stoneygate Close, Gateshead, is single-handedly outselling entire dealerships as he makes a significant contribution to the model’s sales growth and success.

His success has brought him to the attention of Nissan bosses who invited him to speak at a national electric vehicle conference and have even commissioned a video about him.

Gareth, 34, said: ‘I’ve sold so many because I live and breathe the Leaf. It’s a brilliant car and I love it.

‘Many potential customers have questions about moving away from a conventional car to an all-electric vehicle and, because I drive one all the time, and have immersed myself in the product, I’m able to talk to them knowledgably and from personal experience.

‘The Leaf is actually the perfect car for many people – it’s so cheap to run and there are loads of charging points all over the place – and my experience of using one day-to-day in and around their area is a great way of proving that to them.’

Paul O’Neill, electric vehicle manager at Nissan GB, said: ‘Gareth’s made a massive contribution to the Leaf’s ongoing and growing success in the UK.

‘His enthusiasm for the Leaf is truly infectious and it’s his belief in the product and his passion for it that have helped him sell so many.’

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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