On November 8, Nissan reported that its EV sales in Europe have reached a total of 75,000 units.
Nissanâ€™s first EV for Europe was the Leaf, released there in March, 2011. At first, it was only sold in certain countries, but now sales have been expanded to all of Europe. In July, 2013, production was moved to its Sunderland plant in the UK and it underwent improvements. The Leaf was joined by the e-NV200 compact commercial van in 2014, thus expanding Nissanâ€™s EV lineup for Europe.
Now, five years after the release of the Leaf, Nissanâ€™s EV sales in Europe have reached the milestone of 75,000 units.
Nissanâ€™s EV sales in Europe were up 10% year-on-year for the first half of 2016, with e-NV200 sales up 34%. Nissanâ€™s Europe EV director Gareth Dunsmore says, â€œEuropeâ€™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.â€
(Translated by Greg Scott)