Nissan Leaf achieves record sales in 2013
Nissan has revealed that 2013 was a fantastic year for its 100 per cent electric vehicle, the Leaf, which recorded its best year of sales yet.
Sales increased by 25 per cent units in 2013 than the next best seller in Europe.
Nissan's model now commands 33 per cent of the electric vehicle passenger car market in Europe and sold more than 5,600 more units in 2013 versus 2012.
Consistently strong sales in Norway have been behind the success of the vehicle in the last 12 months, with the model becoming the country's best-selling car at the end of January 2014 with 650 units.
However, it is not just in Norway that huge strides are being made, as sales in other nations, such as the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain and a number of other nations.
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, director of electric vehicles, Nissan Europe, said January 2014 has got the year off to a great start and Nissan hopes this will continue throughout the remainder of the year, which will be helped along by a launch of the Japanese companies second electric vehicle.
"Our most recent survey following the launch of the improved European-built Nissan Leaf shows that 97 per cent of owners would recommend a Nissan Leaf to a friend, and we believe this, combined with a rapidly expanding charging infrastructure will bring further growth in 2014. We are moving from the early adopters to the early majority."
Posted by Louise Clark