UK Leaf Sales Breaking Records

The Nissan Leaf has proved itself once again to be the most popular pure electric vehicle in the UK, with sales breaking national and European records in September.

Figures released Monday by UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan Leaf sold 851 units during September, up 156 percent on the same month last year (332 units), and topping March 2014 (the previous record month) when 630 units were sold.

This strong performance was not only a record for the UK, but represents the largest volume of Nissan Leafs ever sold in one month in a European market, stated Nissan.

Sales of the British-built Nissan Leaf have already bettered the total number of units sold in 2013 (1,812 in total), with 2,969 units sold so far this year.

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The data also revealed that the Nissan Leaf sold more than double the volume of all other pure electric models combined in September, for a 70 percent share of the pure electric vehicle market in the month. In fact, the data also confirms that the Nissan Leaf is the best-selling pure electric car so far this year, achieving a 66 percent share of the market.

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“Sales of the all-electric Nissan Leaf continue to go from strength to strength and it’s no surprise that the vehicle that pioneered the EV sector in the UK continues to blaze the trail for the rest of its class,” said Paul O’Neill, EV Manager, Nissan Motor GB Limited. “September’s result gives us a clear indication that motorists are beginning to recognize that switching to a Nissan LEAF is not a compromise but an opportunity.”