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Published on December 22nd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

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2018 Nissan LEAF Pre-Orders Pass 10,000 In Europe

December 22nd, 2017 by  


As pre-orders pass 10,000 across Europe, drivers can now use a new Nissan online reservation system for the 2018 Nissan LEAF — in the UK and Poland, at least, but presumably all other European markets as well. Well, you can order 2.ZERO special versions, not other trims yet.

More and more European drivers are interested in the 2018 Nissan LEAF. Convinced the new LEAF is “Simply Amazing?” Enjoy the amazingly simple pre-ordering process.

It is not surprising that orders for the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF passed 10,000 in just two months. It is a compelling electric car, and will be available in Europe far ahead of the Tesla Model 3 (some people can’t wait). Also, Nissan has a track record of high reliability and customer satisfaction with the first-generation LEAF, and the car is one of the first to offer Nissan’s new ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving suite.

If you haven’t already explored it, here’s a short description of the super simple ordering process Nissan is offering: “The digital ordering system lets customers place an order for a New LEAF – currently limited to 2.ZERO special versions – in just a few clicks and takes around two minutes to do. A customer’s preferred dealer will then contact them to finalise the order.”

Being a contented driver of a lower range Nissan Leaf (2015), I can say that I believe Carl Bayliss, EV Category Manager at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., makes a fine a point: “Now’s the time for those ready to make the switch to enjoy all the benefits that an all-electric, zero emissions vehicle can bring. There’s simply no reason to be stuck in a long line of deposits waiting for something to happen when the ‘Simply Amazing’ new Nissan LEAF begins first deliveries from February next year.” Well, that’s a clear swipe at a certain Silicon Valley electric automaker, but it surely has a point. Stepping into the sublime world of a lighter footprint and a smoother, quieter, more forceful drive sooner rather than later is likely to leave you without regrets.

Practical and affordable, the new LEAF is also one of just a few that are in a new generation of long-range, completely electric, semi-autonomous cars. It’s a big update over the generation I drive. “The all-new Nissan LEAF delivers significant updates over the previous model with dynamic new styling, advanced technologies – including ProPILOT – and a higher capacity 40kWh battery. On top of these improvements, there’s a 50% increase in range to 235miles (NEDC) and a 38% increase in power to 150PS, compared with the previous 30kWh version.

Rates for the 2.ZERO special versions of the 2018 LEAF in the UK look like this: “With a £5,138 customer deposit, combined with £1,000 dealer deposit contribution, monthly payments are just £339 on a 3 year/10,000 annual mileage PCP with 4.49% APR.” And you get:

  • e-Pedal
  • ProPILOT
  • stylish 17” alloy wheels
  • front and rear heated black suede-effect bio-fabric seats
  • automatic air conditioning
  • NissanConnect EV 7” touchscreen infotainment with six-speaker sound system
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Driver alertness

The New LEAF is actually the very first Nissan model in Europe to be equipped with Nissan’s autonomous ProPILOT technology (and e-Pedal — which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate, and stop simply by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator). Using the brand’s only electric car to jump into the high-tech ProPILOT world seems to indicate how much Nissan is prioritizing electric vehicles.

“Nissan will announce full range pricing for the next generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle in early January 2018 with first customer deliveries beginning in February. For full terms and conditions of the Nissan LEAF PCP offer, visit www.nissan.co.uk”

I always love this chart of overall EV sales in Norway through March 31, 2017:

Imagine how much more of that market the 2018 Nissan LEAF will add.

Related Stories:

2018 Nissan LEAF Production Begins In Europe

Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO Launch Edition Now Available From £339 Per Month On 3-Year PCP

The New Nissan Leaf More Than A Facelift — 2017 LA Auto Show Interview & Test Drive (CleanTechnica Exclusive)


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Cynthia Shahan is an organic farmer, licensed AP, anthropologist, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings who have lit the way for me for decades.



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