On January 8, Nissan Motor Corporation announced that global sales of its Leaf electric vehicle have reached the 300,000-unit mark.
The first-generation Nissan Leaf was launched initially in Japan and the U.S. in December 2010 and released to other markets around the world thereafter. Nissan achieved the 300,000-unit milestone in around seven years after its debut.
The Leaf underwent a full makeover in September 2017 with the introduction of its second-generation model. The new Leaf features advanced technology such as ProPILOT, ProPILOT Park and e-Pedal as well as enhanced horsepower, cruising range, comfort and convenience.
The second-generation Leaf is scheduled for delivery to over 60 countries worldwide starting with the U.S. and Canada in January 2018 followed by Europe in early February.
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)