Nissan Has Sold 37,000 New Leafs In Europe

Nissan has received orders for more than 37,000 examples of the latest-generation Leaf in Europe alone.

Sales of the new model only commenced eight months ago meaning a Leaf is sold to a European customer every 10 minutes. This demand for the new model, plus the success of the previous-iteration Leaf, means the Japanese marque has now delivered 100,000th Leafs in Europe.

Additionally, a total of 320,000 Leafs have been sold globally, making it the highest-selling electric vehicle ever.

The first-generation Leaf was produced for seven years and thoroughly updated last year with the introduction of an all-new model.

The 2018 Leaf features a single electric motor delivering 148 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. When mated to a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Leaf can run for 370 km (230 miles) on a single charge, Nissan claims. A quick-charging function allows the electric hatchback to charge to 80 per cent capacity in 40 minutes.

A plethora of safety features also play a role in the vehicle’s ongoing popularity. The hatchback includes Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Intelligent Around View Monitor.

Since the Leaf hit the market, Nissan says customers have driven over 2 billion kilometers and saved more than 300,000 tonnes of CO2.

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  • Christian Wimmer

    I’ve not seen a single new Nissan Leaf on the road. 😀

    I want to like this car but the real world range is still not acceptable for my needs as are the long charging times. The exterior design is kind of nice and semi-futuristic, but the cabin design is just bland and uninspired – looks like something from the late-1990s.

    • iea96

      I second this. Only electric cars I see in Germany are Volkswagens, Renaults or Teslas.

      • Moveon Libtards

        Never see Teslas.

      • Autoexperte

        Volkswagen? I only see one of them (e-UP) and hundred of Teslas and electric Nissans, Renaults

        • iea96

          I see e-Golfs and Golf GTEs all around

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      I havent seen the vw t-roc or the new vw polo yet, but seen alot of nissan leaf 1st and 2nd generation

    • They did the opposite as Tesla and first started selling the cheaper 40kWh battery version. I’m sure they will introduce the 60kWh version this year, however if it doesn’t come with active cooling and heating of the batteries, then it’s a no-no for me as well.

      • justjc

        The LEAF E-Plus is said to be launched this fall, with a more powerful engine and a 60 kWh battery pack from LG Chem with active cooling.

  • Moveon Libtards

    At least this cars sells compared to a Tesla

  • justjc

    Unless my calculations are wrong this makes the Nissan LEAF and not the Model 3 the best selling electric car of the year so far…

  • Well done Nissan,

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