The making of a Nissan LEAF battery in Sunderland, UK
If we look to the UK, the LEAF is soaring there too.
For 2014, Nissan reports that LEAF sales reached the highest level ever in the UK. In fact, in 2014, LEAF captured 55% of the UK's pure electric car market with 4,051 units sold.
According to Nissan:
"...the all-electric LEAF clocked up 4,051 sales in the UK, more than doubling the volume sold in 2013 (1,812), confirming that the British-built Nissan LEAF remains the nation's electric model of choice. The Nissan LEAF boasts 55% of the pure EV market and outsold its nearest competitor by more than 2:1."
James Wright, Managing Director, Nissan Motor GB, stated: "
Key to Nissan's success in 2014 is the onslaught of new and updated products launched in the last year and I am immensely proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by the Nissan team in the UK."
"Our British-built offering continues to capture the attention of UK motorists and I am particularly delighted to see that the all-electric LEAF is still dominating the pure EV market, doubling its sales volume last year."
Records were shattered on multiple continents last year by the Nissan LEAF, so it's not just U.S. thing. The LEAF appeal is global and rising sales confirm this.