Nissan Celebrates 10,000 LEAF Sales In UK


Nissan LEAF sales in UK

Nissan LEAF sales in UK

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Nissan announced a milestone of 10,000 LEAFs sold in the UK since 2011.

With 554 sales last month and 2,964 in the first half of the year, UK is at the moment the number one European market for the LEAF. UK is where the European LEAF is produced.

Sales of LEAF in the UK grew by over two-thirds year-over-year and LEAF remains the best selling BEV in UK with market share of 63.3%.

“Launching in 2011, the Nissan LEAF quickly established itself as the nation’s pure electric model of choice and despite the arrival of a number of new entrants in the market, the latest dataset released by SMMT confirms that the LEAF remains firmly ahead of the chasing pack.

In the first half of 2015, Nissan clocked up 2,964 LEAF sales in the UK, up 68.4% on the same period last year, taking the total number of LEAFs sold since the vehicle’s launch to 10,161.

Of those sales, the majority of units were sold in the last 12 months (51.7%) and predominantly to retail customers with almost 71.2% of LEAFs registered in the retail channel. This significant growth is reflected in the wider EV market as the benefits of switching to all-electric mobility become better known.

Delve deeper into today’s figures released by SMMT, and the data also reveals that the Nissan LEAF outsold all other pure electric models combined by more than two-to-one in the first half of 2015, commanding a market share of 63.3%.”

James Wright, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) commented:

“The UK’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace and while it may be too early to talk about tipping points, today’s achievement certainly indicates we’re well on our way.

“I am proud that the Nissan LEAF has played such a major role in changing perceptions of EV ownership and I am even prouder that the UK is now the number one market for LEAF sales in Europe.”

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7 responses to "Nissan Celebrates 10,000 LEAF Sales In UK"
  1. Alex says:

    Great car, great sales!

  2. Emc2 says:

    Norway is the number one Leaf market in Europe, not the UK! Check the numbers.

    1. Emc2 says:

      Little Norway has about 13,700 new Leafs registered by the end of June 2015. Accounting for used imports, the total stock of Leafs in Norway is about 17,500 units. The UK is the second largest Leaf market in Europe.

    2. Emc2 says:

      Mark, I guess you meant the UK is the largest market during the first half of 2015? Only 1,611 new Leafs were registered in Norway during this time period.

      1. Mark Kane says:

        Yes. Nissan said that at the moment UK (June and H1) is number one.

  3. przemo_li says:

    Hrmmm. UKs do not like French cars? How strange 😉

    Renault offer their cars in UK, thoughts on why they do not have good sales?

    Apart from No-Charge-to-Charge program that is.

    1. krona2k says:

      Renault dealers have a terrible reputation in the UK. There have been reports that the dealers do not like the Zoe, which have been ‘forced’ on them, so you you get even worse service if you enquire about getting a Zoe.