Nissan LEAF sets new record, sells over 30,000 units a year

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In 2014, the Nissan LEAF has set a record of becoming the first plug-in vehicle to sell more than 30,000 units in a single year.

In US last year, 30,200 LEAFs were sold, a 33.6 percent increase over the number sold in 2013.

The worldwide LEAF sales were up to about 60,000 which was also another record.

In particular, December 2014 has seen strong sales with Nissan selling a total of 3,102 of the electric cars in the US which was up just about 22.7 percent from the previous year.

Nissan Leafs have an estimated range of 84 miles on a single charge, and start at around $22,000 after a $7,500 federal tax credit.

According to a recent study, Nissan LEAF has travelled almost 10,307 miles so far.

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Spanish Nissan LEAF drivers were on the lead, covering almost 228 miles each week followed by Swedish drivers with 211 miles and UK in third with 201 miles.

Moreover, Nissan has revealed that its European drivers on an average travelled 198 miles a week in their LEAF.

Launched in 2010, Nissan is the best-selling electric vehicle, with over 150,000 LEAF vehicles sold globally, more than 31,000 of which have been sold in Europe.

Customers attribute its success to low fuel and servicing costs in addition to a smooth and silent ride of the Nissan LEAF.

In 2013, Nissan developed a vehicle-to-building technology that allows buildings to take power from Nissan Leafs that are connected to them during peak electric demand hours, while still providing power to the vehicles during off-peak hours.

Nissan recently added to its all-electric line-up with the launch of the e-NV200, a zero-emission, compact city van.

Sabeena Wahid