THE Isle of Man’s Nissan dealership, Athol Garage, has seen sales of the 100%-electric Nissan LEAF surge by a supercharged 800% in the last three months.
A targeted marketing strategy for the third quarter of the year and an impressive take-up on the Nissan Switch Scheme led to customers flocking to the Balthane Road showroom to make the electric switch.
Almost all of the customers took advantage of Nissan’s offer of a free home PodPoint charging station, and they will also have the benefit of using the Island’s growing infrastructure of public charging points.
Andrew Wilson, Sales Manager, said: “We knew with the fantastic offers from Nissan and the announcement of the Switch Scheme that we had a good opportunity to boost sales. But we were absolutely astonished with our results.”
David Quayle, Owner and Sales Director, added: “It’s wonderful to see so many of our customers make the switch to electric driving and it’s thanks to the hard work of our team and Nissan’s excellent current offers.
“The Isle of Man is making great strides to build an infrastructure for electric motoring with the number of public charging points growing, so its great to see the demand for electric vehicles grow as well.”