Nissan Leaf Reaches the UK
The news is great for the British customers who have been reserving their electric vehicles ever since September last year. It is to be expected the cars will leave the Nissan dealerships' lots as soon as they land.
“The arrival of the Nissan Leaf, the world’s first affordable, all-electric car, in Europe is a landmark day for Nissan and European transport. The Nissan LEAF is a genuine alternative to petrol and diesel cars in terms of style, features, safety, performance and handling,” said Simon Thomas, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Nissan's European headquarters.
“It is fitting that this first shipment of Nissan Leafs is arriving on our new energy-saving car carrier, the City of St. Petersburg. We look forward to delivering these cars to the very first Nissan Leaf customers, who share our vision for an environmentally sustainable future for road transport.”
This is the first major shipment Nissan is sending to Europe since the launch of the Leaf. The manufacturer is experiencing a public relations nightmare these days, with unhappy Leaf customers having a field day with what they call delays in delivery for the EV.
Even so, the delivery of the Leaf is so far going according to plan. Nissan admits, however, having done a poor job at letting its customers know how much they would have to wait for their vehicle.