Nissan LEAF Picks Up A Fast Charge In The UK

Nissan LEAF Picks Up A Fast Charge In The UK

Nissan LEAF Sales In UK Surge To 630 In March

Nissan LEAF Sales In UK Surge To 630 In March

According to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in the U.K., the first quarter of 2014 brings a record number of Plug-in Car Grant claims - 2,025, which is 23% of the total number of 8,724 since the scheme's introduction (25% towards the cost of the vehicle up to £5,000).

As we see over at EV Fleet World, despite the record, these numbers are still far behind original plans:

"Although the market is gathering pace, the claims are still noticeably behind the 8,600 which the government had budgeted for in the first 12 months of the Plug-in Car Grant."

Almost half of all of the plug-ins with Plug-in Car Grant claims in Q1 were Nissan LEAFs, which saw sales surge in March to 630.

Separately, there is also growing number of Plug-in Van Grant claims - 37 in first three months and 441 since the launch of the program in February 2012 (20% towards the cost of the vehicle up to £8,000).

Source: EV Fleet World