Best Selling Electric Vehicle ( Solar Thermal Magazine ) – The all electric Nissan LEAF has set a new sales record with 2,687 sales in November with an increase of 34.1 percent. The company has also revealed that owners of the LEAF which is of course its 100% electric car, have collectively recorded an impressive one billion kilometers on the CarWings telematics system worldwide – saving over 180 million kilograms of CO₂ emissions in the process.
This incredible achievement comes almost four years since the LEAF was launched in 2010 as one of the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicles. The Nissan Leaf is now the best-selling electric vehicle in history, with over 147,000 LEAF vehicles sold globally to date, 31,000 of which have been sold in Europe.
Paul Willcox, Chairman for Nissan in Europe had this to say:
Our aim was to see Nissan LEAF owners registered with our innovative CarWings system amass one billion kilometers by January 2015, and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we have achieved this landmark milestone earlier than anticipated.
We would like to thank every single Nissan LEAF owner for helping us in reaching this world-first. The Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market family electric vehicle ever built, and the owner satisfaction scores are the best in the Nissan range. This huge distance landmark shows that many of our customers are rapidly clocking up kilometers as they enjoy the benefits of quiet, emission free driving
Nissan’s overall November sales results:
|November 2014||November 2013||% Change|
|Nissan Group Total sales (units)||103,188||106,528||-3.1|
|Nissan Division sales||91,790||93,376||-1.7|
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