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Nissan Leaf is the Green Car King in the UK, EV Reaches 10,000 Units Sold Milestone

Despite being offered a new model next year and a rumored addition of a new battery, the Nissan Leaf is not done with the green car sector of the automotive world just yet.
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Sales of the Nissan Leaf have reached 10,000 units in the UK, after 2,900 units sold in the first six months of 2015. To be more precise, in the first half of 2015, Nissan registered 2,964 Leaf sales in the UK, up 68.4% compared to the same period last year. That's a total of 10,161 Nissan Leaf EVs sold since the vehicle’s launch in 2011.

“The UK’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace and while it may be too early to talk about tipping points, today’s achievement certainly indicates we’re well on our way. I am proud that the Nissan LEAF has played such a major role in changing perceptions of EV ownership and I am even prouder that the UK is now the number one market for LEAF sales in Europe,” said James Wright, Managing Director, Nissan Motor.

For example, in June 2015 there were 909 total pure EV sales recorded, and from these, 554 were Nissan Leafs. However, Nissan is looking to squeeze as much juice from the lemon called Leaf with the new Accenta+ grade available for UK customers.

The trim level is located under the Tekna grade and offers 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6.6 kW onboard charger, a Mode 3 Type 2 (7 pin) cable, and a EVSE 32 amp (3 pin) cable. Also, Nissan says that if you keep the car at a steady 55 mph (88 km/h) with the air con on, the car offers a maximum range of 76 miles (122 kilometers).

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