Nissan has announced that European LEAF sales have risen 10 percent in the first half of FY16 compared with the same period last year. The latest figures also reveal that there are more than 75,000 Nissan EV owners in Europe.
This milestone follows the recent announcement that 260,000 Nissan EVs have been sold worldwide.
Nissan’s EV sales have been bolstered by strong e-NV200 sales year-to-date FY16 – up 34 percent year-on-year. The automaker says that increased demand for e-NV200 came from businesses across Europe as it extended its class-leading five year warranty to include the all-electric LCV.
“Europe’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace as motorists across the continent switch on to the multiple benefits that electric mobility provides,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe. “As part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, it is our aim to offer customers around the world a safer and more sustainable future through our electric vehicle range including, the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200. By driving sales, we are encouraging increasing numbers of drivers to switch to EVs and ultimately, move towards to a zero-emission future.”
Nissan says its customers across the globe have driven more than 2.5 billion electric miles.
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