10,000th Nissan Leaf Delivered in Europe

10,000th Nissan Leaf Delivered in Europe 4 photos
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10,000th Nissan Leaf Delivered in Europe10,000th Nissan Leaf Delivered in Europe10,000th Nissan Leaf Delivered in Europe
These photos were taken at a dealer even in France where a customer has taken delivery of the 10,000th example of Leaf EV ever to be sold in Europe. The car’s now belongs to Sylvie Lailler, a nurse who will make zero emissions visits to the elderly on a daily basis from now on.
"I purchased the car because of the low running costs really make sense for my work. I needed a proper family car and I wanted a zero emission vehicle to replace my diesel hatchback, the Nissan LEAF was the best choice. My family were reluctant to get an electric vehicle, but after the test drive my husband told me he wanted it to drive to work, he will not get the keys from me easily though!" said Mrs. Lailler.

Getting back to the Leaf, it has gone on sale in Europe in March 2011, right after the Geneva Motor Show. Because the car is now assembled at Nissan’s factory in Sunderland, costs have gone down, and demand has accelerated.

“In March we sold over 1000 LEAF, which was the best month since the car was launched and in April we were the second best selling car overall in Norway,” said Nissan Europe Director of Electric Vehicle, Jean-Pierre Diernaz.

He added: "We are seeing a shift in attitudes to electric mobility, with more people buying electric cars and the infrastructure developing at an ever increasing rate. We have hit this landmark just as we prepare to introduce the new European-manufactured Nissan LEAF with over 100 improvements into the market."
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