Monday, 19 November 2018

Electric car’s popularity sparks

Electric car’s popularity sparks
THE 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF has proved itself once again to be the most popular pure electric vehicle in the UK, with sales breaking national and European records in September.

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan LEAF clocked up 851 sales during September, up 156 per cent on the same month last year (332 sold), and topping March 2014 (the previous record month) when 630 were sold.

This strong performance was not only a record for the UK, but represents the largest volume of Nissan LEAFs ever sold in one month in a European market. Sales of the British-built Nissan LEAF have already bettered the total number of units sold in 2013 (1,812 in total), with 2,969 cars sold so far this year.

It is the model’s practicality and low running costs, coupled with its unique driving experience, which are keeping it ahead of the competition.

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