The US and Japan both have hit their own independent milestones for 25,000 LEAFS sold, but what’s up in Europe?
It’s not 25,000, but Europe can now say the 10,000th LEAF was sold there.
Paris-based nurse, Sylvie Lailler, became that 10,000th European LEAF owner. Here’s what she had to say:
“I purchased the car because of the low running costs really make sense for my work. I needed a proper family car and I wanted a zero emission vehicle to replace my diesel hatchback, the Nissan LEAF was the best choice. My family were reluctant to get an electric vehicle, but after the test drive my husband told me he wanted it to drive to work, he will not get the keys from me easily though!”
She continued: “As a nurse I know the effect that the poor air quality in Paris has on people, so it makes me feel good to know I am not adding to that by driving an electric car. I will mostly be using it for work, driving between patients, but I am also looking forward to taking the LEAF on the Autotrain to the south of France with my family for our holiday in the summer.”
European LEAF sales aren’t so hot. As of right now, Europe accounts for roughly 20% of the 62,000-plus LEAFs sold worldwide. But recent increases in the number of LEAF sales there, including a record 1,305 units in March, gives hope that the LEAF will become more popular across Europe soon.