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At Half-Year Mark Nissan Dominates Electric Vehicle Sales in Europe

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2018 Nissan LEAF

With 2018 halfway over, Nissan is dominating the European market in electric vehicle sales thanks to its popular, well-equipped, and technologically-advanced LEAF.

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The Nissan LEAF went on sale in October 2017, and since then, approximately 37,000 drivers in Europe have chosen the LEAF, and just between the beginning of 2018 through June, 18,000 European drivers have registered the all-electric, zero-emission ride. With the addition of the 2018 stats, 340,000 Nissan LEAF’s have been sold across the world since its 2010 debut.

“The momentum continues to build for electric cars,” said Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director at Nissan Europe. “The new LEAF has transformed the experience of driving, with technologies like e-Pedal, capable of reducing braking interaction by up to 90%, showing more customers the benefits of electric mobility that Nissan offers.”

The popular LEAF is not only winning over drivers. Critics, too, are also impressed with the responsive, eco-friendly EV, naming it the “2018 World Green Car” at the New York International Auto Show.

U.S. drivers will appreciate the 151 miles of electric range of the 2018 Nissan LEAF, which is available at three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. Each trim is powered by a 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor with 40kWh lithium-ion battery paired to the e-Pedal system to generate 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.

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Standard safety features on the 2018 LEAF include Automatic Emergency Braking, a Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System, the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert.