Nissan Leaf became the first electric car to break the 400,000 sales barMarch 8, 2019
As the Japanese company reported, the level of sales of Nissan Leaf exceeded 400,000 cars, which made it the first electric vehicle that overcame this milestone. It first appeared on the market at the end of 2010.
Recently, the second generation model was released. It is available in more than 50 markets around the world. At the end of 2019, six more countries will be added to them in Latin America and seven more in Asia and Oceania. In addition, as Nissan notes, Leaf was the best-selling electric car in Europe in general and in Norway in particular in 2018.
Nissan currently produces Leaf at three different plants in Japan, England and the United States.
Nissan recently introduced a more distant Leaf Plus for 2019, increasing the range to 226 miles, compared with 150 miles in a regular Leaf, thanks to a 62 kWh battery. This puts it in the same range (intended for puns) as the 220-mile range of the base level of the model 3, as well as the range of the bolt 238 miles. Sales of Leaf Plus started in Japan at the end of January, sales will begin in the spring in the USA, and then in Europe.
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