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Published on January 26th, 2016 | by James Ayre

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Nissan LEAF Sales Rose 29% In UK In 2015, #1 In UK Market 4 Years In A Row

January 26th, 2016 by  

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Nissan LEAF sales in the UK continued their fast rise last year — with 5,236 registrations of the popular electric vehicle being reported in 2015.

That means that Nissan LEAF sales in the UK rose roughly 29% in 2015 — as compared to 2014’s sales of the all-electric (EV) car.

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According to company reps from Nissan, that means that the LEAF outsold other all-electric vehicles in the UK in 2015 by a more than 2-to-1 margin. The Nissan LEAF has now been the top-selling all-electric vehicle in the UK for the last 4 years — a winning streak that looks likely to continue for at least one or two more years.

“This record year for Nissan highlights once again the importance of our investment in the UK and commitment to electric vehicles,” stated James Wright, Nissan Motor GB Managing Director. “We’re proud to be leading the industry when it comes to 100% electric vehicles and with our new longer range LEAF and e-NV200 there are options available to everyone.”

Also worth noting here is that Nissan’s partnership with the renewable energy electricity supplier/utility company Ecotricity has been going well, and that EV charging stations are now spread across over 95% of the UK’s highway (motorway) system.

Given that it’s not yet entirely clear what GM’s plans are concerning a possible launch of the Chevy Bolt in the UK market — and also that Tesla’s Model 3 is still a while off from a UK launch (and hasn’t even been officially unveiled yet) — there’s a real possibility that the LEAF may be able to hold onto its top position for quite a while longer. This in spite of the fact that Nissan’s really been dragging its feet with regard to range increases — which is, I guess, something less of an issue in a place as compact as the UK.

 
 
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's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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    The Leaf is a good car and small enough for UK roads while the Model S is really too big but the Bolt and the Model 3 may be there in couple of years or five. Leaf better have a 200 mile range car by then or suffer the consequences.

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