AVIS Denmark will soon possess the largest fleet of Nissan-made electric vehicles (EV) in the whole of Europe, following the signing of a new deal between the company and Nissan Motors to purchase 401 new Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, and 60 new Nissan LEAF electric cars.
The new deal will bring AVIS Denmark’s total EV fleet numbers up to a new total of 861 vehicles — representing a pretty significant fleet, especially considering the modest population numbers of the country of Denmark. (The Danish are comparatively rich, though, it bears reminding — making paying more upfront for an EV less of an issue for them than in many other countries.)
This new deal follows on a large order in 2014 that resulted in AVIS Denmark receiving 400 new Nissan LEAFs, which were then put into service through the company’s leasing program.
The Managing Director of AVIS Denmark, Kasper Gjedsted, explained the reasons for the recent decision/deal: “We had great success already with the Nissan LEAF in Denmark and we leased all of the units we purchased from Nissan very quickly, which has led to us ordering more. To follow up that success we have decided to add the e-NV200 vehicle to broaden our offering and appeal to new types of customers.”
Makes sense. Denmark seems like the perfect market for just such a business approach.
A bit of a reminder here — Nissan is currently (arguably) at the top of the electric vehicle market — having claimed the top spot in Europe, and worldwide, in 2014 with regard to total unit sales. While 2015 may indeed see that reality change, there’s no denying the great success of Nissan’s electric offerings so far. With 170,000 LEAFs on the road worldwide, it is far ahead of the #2 Chevy Volt (88,000).
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