The Nissan Leaf today became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 worldwide sales. Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Leaf has now covered more than 6 billion miles, saving nearly 4 million gallons of oil per year. And this is just the beginning: Available in 50 markets globally, the Leaf is expanding to six new markets in Latin America and seven in Asia and Oceania this year.
“This milestone is a powerful statement that 400,000 customers, and counting, value the Nissan LEAF for the excitement, confidence and connection it delivers,” said Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing, sales and electric vehicles.
The all-new Leaf e+, with a range of 226 miles and MSRP of $36,550 (base trim & before applicable rebates), will be on sale at retailers nationwide this month.
Less than a decade ago, electric cars were seen as a niche product, and Leaf customers were mostly “early adopters.” Today, a growing number of consumers say their next car may be electric. And regulators, utilities, landlords, retailers are listening, as evidenced by EV charging stations popping up everywhere.
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