Over 3,000 Nissan Leafs On UK Roads

Nissan has reached 3,000 sales of its all-electric Nissan Leaf in the UK.

The car maker reached this milestone in November when a total of 141 British-built Leaf were registered at dealerships across the country.

Nissan declared the figures clearly demonstrate that the Nissan Leaf – launched in the UK market in 2011 – continues to grow in popularity.

Nissan’s second generation Leaf, which went on sale in May 2013 with more than 100 improvements on its predecessor, has sold over 1,300 units in six months in the UK. This second generation is built in the UK for the European market.

“The Leaf is a true pioneer in every sense and in its lifetime it’s already done a huge amount to change attitudes and open minds in the UK and across the world,” said Jon Pollock, Sales Director at Nissan GB. “The fact the we have been able to reach the 3,000 mark is a fantastic achievement and shows not only what a wonderful car it is but also that motorists are keen to experience the revolutionary new technology it introduces. The low running costs of the Leaf, not to mention its many other benefits, make it an incredibly attractive proposition and we have been seeing steady growth in sales. We expect that trend to continue rising as the model’s visibility increases and the rapid charging infrastructure expands across the UK.”

According to Nissan, the Leaf continues to grow in popularity; to date, more than 16,000 Leafs have found owners across Europe, while global sales have now passed 87,000 units sold.