Nissan’s next-gen LEAF has become best-selling EV in Europe
In a recent press release, Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that its next-generation LEAF has become the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in Europe. The next-gen LEAF is the new LEAF model which first hit the markets in October 2017.
According to the figures shared by Nissan in the press release, the total number of registrations of the new LEAF in Europe during the six-month period from January to June 2018 was more than 18,000.
In addition, Nissan has also revealed that the total number of orders placed for the new LEAF by European customers has surpassed 37,000 units ever since the October 2017 availability of the electric car.
The figures released by Nissan indicate that the demand for the new LEAF in Europe is much stronger than that in the US, where the sales of the EV during the January-June 2018 period touched around 6,000 units. While the new LEAF led the EV sales in Europe in the first half of the year, it bagged the fifth spot in the US, behind the three Tesla models and the Chevy Bolt EV.
In commenting on the next-gen Nissan LEAF becoming the best-seller EV in Europe, Gareth Dunsmore, EV Director at Nissan Europe, said: “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.”
In a recent move, Tesla has marginally increased the price of its Powerwall home battery pack unit.
The Boring Company has recently released the first image of the gantry which it is developing for the ‘Loop’ high-speed underground public transportation system in Chicago.
With electric powertrains increasingly being considered by several logistics firms worldwide for their delivery vehicles, Amazon is planning to go onboard with the purchase of an all-electric van fleet from German automaker Mercedes-Benz.
In a move which will enable Tesla Motors to commence the deliveries of its Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance versions to customers, the EPA has recently released its official ratings for the two versions.
US electric vehicle maker Tesla’s exports to China are possibly on the verge of a possible slowdown because of a recent move by the Chinese government to increase import duties from the current 25% to a significantly high 40%.
At an earlier-this-week ceremony at the University of California, Irvine, Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD unveiled the US’ first battery-powered, fully-electric bus fleet for the school campus.