Nissan Posts Sales Increase of LEAF models for Fiscal Year 2017
The world’s best-selling electric vehicle is more popular than ever. In 2016, 47,423 Nissan LEAF models were sold, and for fiscal year 2017 (concluded on March 31), Nissan reports a total of 54,451 LEAF models have hit the road. Currently available in 51 markets, the Nissan LEAF made its world debut in 2010, and since then the EV has set the standard for electric vehicles while gaining worldwide fans.
“The strong performance of Nissan’s EV models globally is a testimony to our expertise and leadership in electric vehicle technology,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, who heads the company’s electric-vehicle business. “The unprecedented response to the most advanced electric car in the world, the Nissan LEAF, contributed significantly to the robust growth of Nissan in 2017. The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric car in the world, with the widest reach and the greatest availability. We expect its continuous leadership in 2018.”
The Nissan LEAF will soon be available in 26 new markets: Uruguay, Costa Rica, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Malaysia, Australia, Argentina, China, Brazil, Columbia, and Chile.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF is available in three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. Each trim is well-equipped with a 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor with 40 kWh lithium-ion battery paired with an e-Pedal system capable of generating 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.
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“The all-new Nissan LEAF comes with a host of advanced technologies and features, including ProPILOT autonomous driving technology (ProPILOT Assist in the U.S.), ProPILOT Park and e-Pedal, as well as increased power and range,” reports Nissan.
Recently, the 2018 Nissan LEAF was recognized by the World Car Awards as the “2018 World Green Car.” It also took home the title in 2011, a first for an all-electric vehicle.