Milestone: Nissan sells 10,000 Leafs in Europe image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced a milestone after 10,000 units of the Leaf have been sold across the Old Continent.

The Nissan Leaf seems to be the far-sighted answer to the Toyota Prius, but until the electric vehicle will become loved by celebrities it will probably take some time. Even so, Nissan can’t complain when talking about the Leaf’s sales, considering the fact that a total of 10,000 units have managed to find new owners in Europe.

“This is an important moment for electric cars in Europe and comes at a time where we are seeing a sales momentum building for the Nissan LEAF across the region. In March we sold over 1,000 LEAF models, which was the best month since the car was launched”, said the Nissan Europe Director of Electric Vehicles, Jean-Pierre Diernaz.

In other news, an updated version of the Nissan Leaf will go on sale this month. The model will receive over 100 improvements, but the carmaker didn’t release any details on this variant. The outgoing Leaf is powered by a synchronous electric motor, producing 110 BHP and 280 Nm of torque, mated to a 24 kWh battery pack. The total range, in the European Driving Cycle test, stands at 200 km.