Nissan LEAF Sales In UK Surge To 630 In March


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Nissan LEAF

Nissan announced that according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of LEAF registrations in the UK reached new heights – 630 units in March.

Almost 300 more than the previous record of 332 from September 2013 and up 155% over March 2013 (247 sold).

Nissan set a new record for quarterly results too – 898 LEAFs.  The previous record was held by Q3 2013 – 612 LEAFs.

“There’s just no stopping the 100% electric Nissan LEAF. The practical and affordable family hatchback has continued to hit the right note with Britain’s drivers, clocking up another bumper month in March, shattering yet another sales record.”

And this is not all. Nissan outsold all of the other pure EV competition combined 2 to 1 in March. So don’t expect more than ~300 new EVs other than LEAF to have been sold last month in the UK.

“The figures underline the LEAF’s position as the UK market leader and provide further evidence that the British-built model’s class-leading range and running costs, coupled with its everyday usability, are keeping it well ahead of the chasing pack. In fact, the SMMT statistics reveal the Nissan LEAF outsold all other pure electric models combined by more than two-to-one.”

With passenger car registrations at level of 464,824 unit in the UK, LEAF still grabs just 0.14%.

James Wright, Managing Director, Nissan Motor GB, said:

“The continued success of the Nissan LEAF comes as no surprise to those of us who have been involved with its development since the start. Designed from the wheels up as a 100% electric model, it blazed the trail for EV technology when it was launched and today it still leads the way.

As the LEAF becomes an increasingly familiar sight on the nation’s roads, word of mouth is spreading, and more and more drivers are being won over by its undeniable economic and environmental credentials.”

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That sums up to ~1500 Leaf sales in Europe.

According to Europe population compared to UK population its more like 6000 Leaf per Month.

It looks like the existing small herd of Nissan Leafs in England was enough to get more people to see them on the road. Once the small herd got large enough by a few dozen leafs at a time it finally triggered enough people to finally want to buy one in the hundreds. Such as now these extra 300 hundred leafs in sales will feed into it and should trigger at least 500 people next month to want to want to buy a leaf.

I wonder what the catalyst was for this sudden increase?

Especially striking considering Feb sales were so low (38).

You have to wonder if increasing US production will have a knock on effect to supply of Leaf’s globally. My father lives in the South east of the UK and he couldn’t even get a test drive.

Completion of Chademo network and positiv first user experience.

One is due to my efforts of convincing my Colleague on EV performance 🙂
He was looking to buy 2nd car and i suggested Leaf. I hope now he will spread the word

With passenger car registrations at level of 464,824 unit in the UK, LEAF still grabs just 0.14%¨

I think there’s a math error in there.

Of course the 464,824 passenger car registrations is not for March alone, but for the first 3 months of 2014. 900 LEAFs were sold in that perios, making it 0.19%.