Most of the Nissan LEAF customers in Europe are new to EVs

Nissan rightfully enjoys the fact that, a year since the unveiling of the second-generation LEAF in September 2017, it's the fastest-selling electric vehicle in Europe.

In the first eight months of 2018, Nissan sold in Europe 43,000 LEAFs and nearly 70% of those went to drivers who previously owned conventional models. Three-quarters of new LEAF customers have chosen ProPILOT feature for assisted driving.

"Designed to make a sustainable lifestyle attainable, the Nissan LEAF has captured the head and heart of Europe’s motorists, with nearly 70% of LEAF owners changing from internal combustion engines to electric mobility for the first time. Across Europe, 43,000 LEAFs were sold in the first eight months of 2018, making it the best-selling EV across the continent."

Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, said:

“The new LEAF is an important step towards Nissan’s vision for an intelligent, fully integrated electric vehicle experience.

“The fact the LEAF has resonated so strongly with both motorists and critics against a backdrop of increasing EV adoption and an ever-growing list of competitors shows just how talented it is. Looking ahead, we’re confident that LEAF’s reputation as a leader in the EV market will continue to grow.”

The new LEAF grabbed tons of awards in Europe too:

Country

Award

Publication

France

MAAF Trophy Compact Vehicle category

MAAF Automobile & Environment Awards

France

Best car in the category Electric Vehicle / plug in hybrid

L’Automobile et l’Entreprise

Italy

Electric Award

Motor

Italy

Infomotori Web Award 2018 (IWA)

Infomotori.com

Poland

Best Fleet Electric Car

Fleet

Poland

Green Vehicle of the year

Menadzer Floty

Poland

MotoAs of Interia in Eco category

Interia

Spain

Premio Diariomotor al Mayor Impulso Eléctrico

Diariomotor.com

Spain

Mejor Coche Eléctrico (Best Electric Vehicle)

Ecomotor Awards by elEconomista.es

Sweden

Miljöbästa Bil 2018 (Environment Best Car 2018)

Gröna Bilister

UK

Innovation in Electric Vehicles

Carbuyer & Alphr ‘Car Tech’ Awards

UK

Best Small Family Car

Next Green Car Awards 2017

UK

Best Electric Car

What Car? Awards

UK

Gold Electric Car Award

2018 Driver Power

UK

Technology Award

Auto Express

UK

Game Changer

2018 Autocar Awards

UK

Best Electric Car

Diesel & Eco Car Awards 2018

Gallery: Nissan Sells 43,000 LEAF In Europe In 2018: 70% To Previous ICE Owners