NISSAN’s all-electric LEAF and e-NV200 are continuing to dominate the market with strong sales performances in November.
Customer demand for the LEAF ensured the model remained the UK’s best-selling 100% electric vehicle with a share of 47.3% — up 30.4% on the same month in 2015.
In fact, sales last month were more than double that of last year (+115%), which made it the fastest growing model in the competitive C-segment.
LEAF owners are also not concerned about driving up high mileages in their vehicles. Owners of the Nissan LEAF travel more than 50 percent further per year (10,307 miles) than the European average for a petrol/diesel vehicle (6,721 miles) and 30 percent further than the UK average (7,900 miles).
Meanwhile, Nissan’s e-NV200 also remains the UK’s best-selling electric van, accounting for more than three in four (75.4%) of electric LCV sales last month.
Edward Jones, EV Manager, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, said; “The economic and environmental benefits of EV ownership are becoming increasingly attractive to drivers and we’re seeing that convert directly into demand for Nissan’s EV models.
“As the first manufacturer to introduce a mass-produced electric vehicle, and with more EV sales than any other car brand worldwide, it’s right Nissan should continue to lead the EV charge and further integrate EV technology into the infrastructure and society. With a spike in other manufacturers now getting behind 100% electric power, 2017 could be the year of the electric vehicle.”