Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Chillin' in Half a LEAF

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Chillin' in Half a LEAF

On Monday, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presented himself before the media in Oslo, Norway to hype the soon-to-launch, updated 2013 Euro-spec LEAF.

Mandatory CEO with Vehicle Image

Mandatory CEO with Vehicle Image

Ghosn spoke of the automaker's electric vehicle dominance in Norway (Europe's electric vehicle capital, according to Nissan) and highlighted the changes the set the updated LEAF apart from previous versions.

The CEO spoke too of sales, stating:

"The momentum is building around electric cars."

There he's referring to the LEAF setting a sales record in the US in March at 2,236 units and of European LEAF sales surging to over 1,300 units in March.

Finally, Ghosn spoke of owner satisfaction.  We assume his words come from Nissan's own finding, as no source information was provided, but here are a few bulleted points of what Ghosn stated.

  • More than 90 percent of LEAF owners drive their LEAF daily
  • 93 percent of European LEAF buyers come from other brands (or, in industry speak, conquest sales)
  • 93 percent of Nissan LEAF owners are very satisfied or completely satisfied with their electric hatchback