Nissan Sold Over 50,000 Leaf EVs Worldwide

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Nissan Motor Company announced on Thursday that the electric Leaf model sales passed the 50,000 unit mark worldwide, making it the best-selling EV of all-time.
In an era still overwhelmed by oil consuming vehicles, Nissan's figures are actually pretty good, and the Japanese EV can be considered a financial success in the green sector.

Nissan's press release also unveiled some interesting to see figures, such as Leaf global owners having covered a total distance of over 162 million miles, quite impressive for a car introduced in December 2010.

"All of these kilometers were covered with zero tailpipe emissions, contributing to government's efforts to reduce levels of harmful NOx and particulate matter in cities. The highest mileage LEAF globally has been revealed as a Japanese customer who has covered more than 175,000 km", Nissan stated in it's press release.

Nissan sold only 9,819 units in the US last year, but the Japanese are hoping for a boost after announcing a $6,000 price drop during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. This means the Leaf can now be picked up from dealerships for $28,800.
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