Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK

Car manufacturer Nissan has now sold more than 10,000 of its zero-tailpipe emission Leaf electric cars in the UK, the latest figures from the UK car industry have confirmed.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Nissan sold 2,964 Leafs in the first half of 2015, which is an increase of 69.4% compared to the previous year.

And, announcing the milestone this week (July 6), Nissan said this brings total UK sales of its Leaf to 10,161 since its launch in 2011.

The majority (51.7%) of these units were sold in the last 12 months and predominantly to retail customers, as almost 71.2% of LEAFs are registered in the retail channel.

Nissan said that this “significant growth is reflected in the wider EV market as the benefits of switching to all-electric mobility become better known”.

The Nissan Leaf remains the biggest-selling purely-electric car in the UK – also where the vehicle is built – with SMMT data revealing that it outsold all other such models combined by more than two-to-one in the first half of 2015, commanding a market share of 63.3%.
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