The Nissan Leaf has become the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales. Nissan says that Leaf owners have driven their cars more than 10 billion kilometres (over six billion miles) in total. The number of Leaf vehicles sold since 2010 is enough to save an estimated 3.8 million barrels of oil a year.
“This milestone is a powerful statement that 400,000 customers, and counting, value the Nissan Leaf for the excitement, confidence and connection it delivers,” said Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing, sales and electric vehicles. “The Leaf remains the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our strategy for moving more people to a better world.”
Last year, the Leaf was not only the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, but also the top-selling car of any kind in Norway.
The Nissan Leaf is available in more than 50 markets globally. It will go on sale in six new markets in Latin America in the first half of this year and seven in Asia and Oceania by the end of the year.