As we mark the 10 year anniversary of the Nissan Leaf, the car that changed the EV driving world, Nissan is also celebrating their 40,000th LEAF sale continuing its position as the UK’s best-selling electric car to date.
After the Nissan Leaf launched in 2011, we started to see the Leaf appear in our UK dealerships in 2011.
The UK has been one of the Nissan's fastest growing EV markets, responsible for 1 in 5 of LEAF sales in Europe. Leaf manufacturing has been based at UK plant in Sunderland, since 2013.
In recognition of its position in the growing used EV market, the LEAF has been named ‘Used Electric Car of the Year’ in the DrivingElectric Awards 2021, a celebration of the hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars on sale today.
Both generations, 2010-2017 and 2018-present, of LEAF were recognised with the award with the judges praising the model for its affordability and value for money.
“If you’re looking for an affordable route into pure-electric car ownership, you’ll struggle to do better than a LEAF. Spacious, cheap to run and fantastic value for money, the Nissan LEAF is a worthy winner of DrivingElectric’s 2021 Used Electric Car of the Year.”
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, added: “We’re absolutely delighted the Nissan LEAF has been recognised yet again as the most accessible and reliable route to EV ownership for used car buyers.