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Nissan LEAF tops electric car sales in Europe

More than 18,000 European customers took delivery of their zero-emission new LEAF in the January- June 2018 period

PARIS (July 18, 2018) – The new Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe for the first half of this year, as the zero-emission car continues to win over customers across the region.

 

More than 18,000 new Nissan LEAF vehicles were registered in Europe between January and June. European customers have now placed more than 37,000 orders for the new LEAF since it first went on sale in October 2017.

 

The new Nissan LEAF offers the exhilarating acceleration and environmental performance of an all-electric powertrain, dynamic exterior styling, and advanced driver assistance technologies. The car’s larger, 40 kilowatt-hour battery delivers a combined driving cycle range of 168 miles under Europe’s new WLTP emissions and economy standard.

 

The 100% electric vehicle has won several awards for its cutting-edge technology and performance. It won the “2018 World Green Car” award at the New York International Auto Show and has received 5-star safety ratings from both the European New Car Assessment Program and the Japan New Car Assessment Program.

 

The new LEAF is the flagship model for Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. It features a host of new, innovative technologies such as Nissan ProPILOT, ProPILOT Park and e-Pedal, which are proving popular with customers. So far, 72% of new LEAF buyers have chosen models equipped with the ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving system.

 

The strong demand for the new Nissan LEAF in the first six months of this year reinforces its status as the best-selling electric car on the planet, with more than 340,000 global sales since the first LEAF was launched in 2010. Recently, Nissan delivered the 100,000th Nissan LEAF to a European customer.

 

“The momentum continues to build for electric cars,” said Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director at Nissan Europe. “The new LEAF has transformed the experience of driving, with technologies like e-Pedal, capable of reducing braking interaction by up to 90%, showing more customers the benefits of electric mobility that Nissan offers.”

 

For more information, visit https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/leaf/intelligent-mobility.html

About Nissan in the UK

  • Nissan Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Juke, Infiniti Q30 and the 100% electric Nissan LEAF
  • Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012
  • Total plant volume since 1986 stands at more than 9 million units with 80 per cent of production exported to over 100 markets worldwide
  • Total investment made and announced since then is over £4.0 billion
  • 495,645 units were produced at Sunderland plant in 2017
  • Employment in Nissan’s UK design studio (Paddington, London), technical centre (Cranfield Bedfordshire), manufacturing plant (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) and sales and marketing operations (Maple Cross, Hertfordshire) now totals more than 8,000.
  • A further 28,000 jobs in Nissan’s UK supply chain and 4,000 in its UK dealer network takes the total British jobs supported by Nissan to more than 40,000

 

About Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 660,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular electric vehicle. Pursuing a goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan is leading the field with its vision of Intelligent Mobility. Designed to guide Nissan’s product and technology pipeline, this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.

http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

 

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram,Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

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