In a move acclaimed as a soaring victory for electric mobility, Nissan is celebrating the 100,000th delivery of the LEAF car this month in Europe. Globally, over 320,000 Nissan LEAF have been sold, marking it as the most sold electric vehicle in the world.
Susana de Mena, of Madrid, milestone buyer of the 100,000th LEAF said, “I’ve spent two years trying to find an electric car. I knew it would be a Nissan!”
“When I saw there was a brand-new model of the LEAF, there were no doubts in my mind it would be the perfect fit. My husband and I agreed that the quality, price and specification made it second-to-none.”
“We are very conscious that we must respect and protect the environment, so we knew we’d want to go 100% electric. On top of this, an electric car lets us get to the very centre of Madrid when ordinary vehicles can sometimes be restricted due to pollution issues.”
The combined sales of the New Nissan LEAF and previous LEAF models, the 100,000 customers across Europe have propelled the Nissan LEAF into the pole position of the best-selling electric vehicle in the world.
With more than 37,000 new LEAF orders in Europe, one Nissan LEAF is sold every 10 minutes in Europe to new customers wanting to switch to innovative and zero-emission technology.
The new Nissan LEAF is the first Nissan model in Europe to feature Nissan’s ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park technologies. Equipped with the e-Pedal, enabling drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop – simply by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the pedal.
Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, explained, “For us, it’s no surprise that the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. We have been developing our electric vehicle mass-market offering for longer than any other brand and are proud to bring an affordable, visionary car to customers across Europe. In less than 10 years, we managed to make electric vehicles a mass market reality. This milestone proves once again that our Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision is embraced by our customers who believe in a more confident, more exciting, and more connected future.”