Cars Nissan Leaf Sales Breach 50,000

Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill


Nissan Leaf Reaches 50,000 Sales Worldwide

February 18th, 2013 by  

Over the weekend, Nissan announced that its fully-electric Nissan Leaf had sold 50,000 units since its launch in 2010, a feat that Nissan believes marks it as “the best selling electric vehicle of all time.”

“So there, Caesar and Gengis Khan!”

Nissan also included its press release a that owners of the 100% electric car had covered more than 260 million kilometres, a number based on those vehicles registered with the Carwings telemetry system.

Really digging deep to publicise just how ‘green’ its car is, Nissan has pointed to a Japanese customer as the owner of the Leaf with the highest mileage, having covered more than 175,000 kilometres in only two years, while another customer in Spain has clocked over 43,000 kilometres in one year.

Earlier this year, Nissan cut 18% off the price of the Nissan Leaf in the U.S., making the 2013 Nissan Leaf S the lowest-priced five-passenger EV in the country. The UK Nissan Leaf also saw a considerable price drop, a £2,500 drop from £25,990 to £23,490.

While, just this January, Nissan announced that its new 2013 Nissan Leaf would not only be manufactured in the United States, but would also include a faster charging time thanks to a new, onboard, 6.6 kW charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half, down to approximately four hours for a full charge.

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