Nissan announced it had sold its 50.000th Leaf since the launch of the model in 2010.
Let’s have a look to the other figures of this anniversary. All the Nissan Leaf driving around the globe have cumulated more than 260 million km and avoided emissions of 33 million kilograms of CO2 in the atmosphere, based on the average French vehicle emissions set at 127 g/km ... Not to mention fine particles and other pollutants!
If, despite its eco-friendliness, commercial success is not exactly up to the expectations of the brand, the Nissan Leaf have proven to be international, it is for example sold in 17 European countries. Its low cost of operation, even allowed a Japanese owner having his car for less than two years to travel 175,000kms for a very attractive price... In addition, testing is adopting as Nissan says they get a positive feedback at 85%, this is the brand's most appreciated vehicle!
Renewed at the beginning of the year, lighter, the 2013 Leaf offers a new entry-level model, new finishes and an updated motor, the compact electric car is still capable of reaching 145kph thanks to its 110 hp (80 kW) motor offering 280 Nm of torque. Its battery now provides 15% more range with nearly 200km expected in NEDC cycle, it recharges in 8 hours on a standard outlet or 80% in 30 minutes with a fast charger. Despite its battery it is one of the safest cars on the European market with its 5-star at the NCAP crash test.