The 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF has delivered not only its best sales year ever in Europe but also the best sales year for any fully electric vehicle, with a huge sales increase of 204% compared to 2012—for a total of 11,120 units sold.
With these incredible results, commanding a full 1/3rd, Nissan LEAF Leads Europe in the EV passenger car market, once more solidifying its position as the world’s best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle.
Its biggest success was in Norway, where the advanced EV infrastructure and government incentives go a long way toward motivating customers to make the switch to electric. In 2013, the Nissan LEAF was also the EV market leader in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and—for the first time—France.
“97 percent of owners would recommend a Nissan LEAF to a friend,” said Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe. “And we believe this, combined with a rapidly expanding charging infrastructure, will bring further growth in 2014. We are moving from the early adopters to the early majority.”
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