For Nissan, Electric Vehicle Sales In Europe Surpass 75,000

NOV 12 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

Nissan LEAF in London

Nissan LEAF in London

For Nissan, it’s annoucement party time in Europe with the news that all-electric vehicle sales there have surpassed 75,000.

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

More exciting though is the news that both LEAF and e-NV200 sales are up in Europe for the first half of 2016. That’s despite the fact that both models are getting a bit “old.”

Here are some highlights from the celebratory release on 75,000 eledctric vehicle sales for Nissan in Europe:

  • European Nissan LEAF sales have risen by 10 percent in the first half of FY16 compared with the same period last year…
  • This momentous milestone follows the recent announcement that 260,000 Nissan EVs have been sold worldwide…
  • EV sales have been further bolstered by strong e-NV200 sales year-to-date FY16 – up 34 percent year-on-year. Increased demand for Nissan’s zero-emission e-NV200 from businesses across Europe comes as the brand celebrates the extension of its class-leading five year warranty to include the all-electric LCV.

Full press release below:

Nissan celebrates 75,000 electric vehicle sales in Europe

  • Nissan passes 75,000 electric vehicle (EV) sales milestone in Europe as the EV market gains momentum
  • Nissan LEAF sales up 10 percent and e-NV200 sales up 34 percent in the first half of FY16*
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility takes another step forward as the brand celebrates more than 260,000 Nissan EV customers worldwide

Paris, FRANCE 8th November 2016: European Nissan LEAF sales have risen by 10 percent in the first half of FY16 compared with the same period last year, Nissan has announced today. The latest figures also reveal that there are more than 75,000 Nissan EV owners in Europe as the electric vehicle revolution speeds up across the continent.

This momentous milestone follows the recent announcement that 260,000 Nissan EVs have been sold worldwide, reinforcing Nissan’s vision for a zero-emission future as the brand continues to make Intelligent Mobility a reality.

EV sales have been further bolstered by strong e-NV200 sales year-to-date FY16 – up 34 percent year-on-year. Increased demand for Nissan’s zero-emission e-NV200 from businesses across Europe comes as the brand celebrates the extension of its class-leading five year warranty to include the all-electric LCV.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: “Europe’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace as motorists across the continent switch on to the multiple benefits that electric mobility provides.

“As part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, it is our aim to offer customers around the world a safer and more sustainable future through our electric vehicle range including, the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200. By driving sales, we are encouraging increasing numbers of drivers to switch to EVs and ultimately, move towards to a zero-emission future.”

With the LEAF’s 30kWh battery now offering 250 km in driving range** and as many as 4,000 quick chargers installed across Europe, driving an electric car is more practical and enjoyable than ever before, providing an easy gateway to a zero-emission future. Nissan is dedicated to delivering a smarter, more sustainable future, with customers across the globe having driven more than 2.5 billion electric miles.

For more information about Nissan’s EV range and its commitment to Intelligent Mobility, visit www.nissan.eu/experience-nissan.html

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3 Comments on "For Nissan, Electric Vehicle Sales In Europe Surpass 75,000"

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After 12 hours on InsideEVs, not one person has posted a reply to this article about Nissan electric cars sales in Europe.
Nissan and the Leaf seem to be dead for most electric car supporters. Hard to believe Nissan has blown their early lead in the BEV race. But they have done so.

Yep, as I Leaf driver I concur. I’m all for BEV but at this point Nissan has not won my brand loyalty as they should have. Model 3 & Bolt will be better options unless we see that gen 2 Leaf. The current Leaf needs to be a LOT cheaper for me to consider it as one of the 2 cars needed for my family.

As the numbers show, Leaf is doing fine in the EU. That is despite new models coming from BMW, GM and Nissan. There’s clearly enough enthusiasm in the market to support it. Insideevs readership numbers may not reflect that but I would attribute that to the reality bubble it fell into. I started reading IEVs because it offered much more balanced contents then a certain large US-centric news outlet but that has changed during M3 concept reveal. IEVs started catering to new readers and the whole service quickly devolved into a one topic news site.