Nissan LEAF electric cars proving extremely popular

March 18th, 2014 by Nissan Motor Company

A Nissan Leaf electric car from Freelance Motors in St Sampson at L'Ancresse in Guernsey (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A Nissan Leaf electric car from Freelance Motors in St Sampson at L’Ancresse in Guernsey (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Drivers of the Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric car – are racing towards the 1 billion kilometre mark.

Roberto San José, from Valladolid, was the first taxi driver in Spain to buy a Nissan LEAF, explaining that since buying his Nissan LEAF in October 2011 he has covered over 100,000 km and eliminated three quarters of his running costs.

“As long as my car is my business, my car will be a Nissan LEAF,” he said.

“The LEAF makes perfect sense. It’s relaxing to drive and it’s such a smooth ride that my clients love it too.”

“Stories like Roberto’s are powerful reminders of how buying a Nissan LEAF can revolutionise a business today.”

“He is one of many pioneers reaping the unique benefits of electric vehicles – and that number is growing by the day,” said Jean Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe.

Pascal di Stefano, from Aix-en-Provence in France, reveals how he has rediscovered his pleasure of driving in his Nissan LEAF.

“I bought it as a second car,” he explains, “but in fact I mostly use the Nissan LEAF now.”

A secondhand Nissan LEAF for sale at Freelance Motors in St Sampson on 25 May 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

A secondhand Nissan LEAF for sale at Freelance Motors in St Sampson on 25 May 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Vito Mondelli, from Bari in Italy decided to drive over 100 km away to the picturesque town of Taranto.

His friends said he would never make it in an electric car however he proved them wrong, knowing that when fully charged he can drive his LEAF well over 100 km, even on the motorway.

It is estimated that the billion kilometre mark will be passed by January 2015 – rising sales and a rapidly expanding quick charge network mean the target might be beaten even earlier.

Thanks to Nissan LEAF’s innovative CarWings telemetry, an accurate log of the total distance covered by every car has been recorded since the car was launched in 2010.

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