Nissan celebrates 75,000 electric vehicle sales in Europe

Time 9:19 am, November 9, 2016

NISSAN Leaf sales rose by 10 per cent in Europe in the first half of the current financial year compared with the same period last year.

The latest figures also reveal that there are more than 75,000 Nissan EV owners in Europe, as the electric vehicle revolution speeds up across the continent.

This milestone follows the recent announcement that 260,000 Nissan EVs had been sold worldwide.

EV sales have been further bolstered by strong e-NV200 sales during the financial year-to-date – up 34 per cent year-on-year. Increased demand for Nissan’s zero-emission e-NV200 from businesses across Europe comes as the brand celebrates the extension of its five-year warranty to include the all-electric LCV.

Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: ‘Europe’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace as motorists across the continent switch on to the multiple benefits that electric mobility provides.

‘As part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, it is our aim to offer customers around the world a safer and more sustainable future through our electric vehicle range, including the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200. By driving sales, we are encouraging increasing numbers of drivers to switch to EVs and, ultimately, move towards a zero-emission future.’

The Leaf’s 30kWh battery now offers 155 miles in driving range, and Nissan says that its customers across the globe have now driven more than 2.5 billion electric miles.

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