Sales of the 100% electric car have broken national and European records as Nissan LEAF proves itself to be the most popular electric vehicle in the UK, breaking national and European sales records.
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan LEAF clocked up 851 sales during September, up 156% on the same month last year and topping the previous record monthly sales which was 630. This was not only a record for the UK, but represents the largest volume of Nissan LEAFs ever sold in one month in a European market.
The 2013 of the Sunderland-built Nissan LEAF sales of 2,969 have already been bettered by 2,969 cars sold so far this year, proving that the model’s practicality and low running costs, coupled with its smooth driving experience, are keeping it ahead of the competition.
The data reveals that the Nissan LEAF sold more than double the volume of all other pure electric models combined in September, securing a 70% share of the pure electric vehicle market and it remains the best-selling pure electric car this year.
Paul O’Neill, EV manager of Nissan Motor GB Limited said: “Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF continue to go from strength to strength. It’s no surprise that the vehicle that pioneered the EV sector in the UK continues to blaze the trail for the rest of its class. Motorists are beginning to recognise that switching to a Nissan LEAF is not a compromise but an opportunity.”
The number of Nissan-compatible rapid chargers in the UK has now reached 366, with 170 of these installed at key motorway service stations along the Electricity Electric Highway.
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