Nissan LEAF surpasses 100,000 total worldwide sales

by Nathan

More than 100,000 Nissan LEAF’s have now been sold worldwide! The impressive milestone was reached only just recently, when a Dr. Brett Garner (pictured below) — of Fareham, England — purchased Nissan LEAF #100,000.

The rapid achievement of the notable sales-marker is especially impressive when you consider that as recently as February 2013 “only” 50,000 LEAF’s had been sold worldwide — so, essentially, 50,000 vehicles were sold in less than a year.

Not bad!

The 100,000th Nissan LEAF sold and its owners.
Until February of 2013, only 50,000 Nissan LEAF’s had been sold worldwide. But from Feb 2013 until Jan 2014, another 50,000 LEAF’s were sold worldwide — for a grand total of 100,000 sales since the first LEAF was built. These proud Nissan LEAF owners purchased the 100,000th Nissan LEAF.

TreeHugger provides more:

As we recently reported, Nissan sold 22,610 LEAF EVs in the US in 2013. But if you look at global numbers, according to Nissan the LEAF has a 45% market share among electric vehicles and cumulative sales has just reached the 100,000 units sold milestone. Not bad considering they reached 50,000 in February of 2013.

Speaking on his reasoning for choosing the LEAF, buyer #100,000, Dr. Garner, stated:

I have chosen my Nissan LEAF because I am very interested in its running costs.

The cost of ownership such as maintenance, insurance and charging also convinced my wife. She had the experience of driving 500 miles in a borrowed LEAF and the low cost was remarkable. So she was converted and insisted that we had a LEAF.

The Nissan LEAF is perfect for everyday commuting, and there is no problem with charging it. It is ideal for the family as it is quiet and not tiring even on longer journeys, because there is no vibration.

Above all, it is a fun to drive car!

Good points, for sure, and exactly the reasons that LEAF sales will no doubt continue strong for years to come.

This article, 100,000 Nissan LEAF’s Sold Worldwide To Date, is syndicated from Clean Technica and is posted here with permission.

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Nathan – For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. – Ecclesiastes 3:19

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