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Today, February 14th, Nissan LEAF passed the 50,000 sales mark, confirming its position as the best-selling EV in the history of electric vehicles.

Nissan LEAF owners have travelled a total distance of over 260 million km, more than the distance between the earth and the sun, a distance covered with zero emissions, contributing to the government’s efforts to cut CO2 levels in the cities. A Japanese customer was the one who covered more than 175,000 km, accounting for the highest mileage LEAF globally.

Over the past year Europe has seen a quick increase of the CHAdeMO quick charging infrastructure, which recharges a battery from 0 to 80% in around 30 minutes. The number has increased from 158 to 601 over the past year, and officials plan to more than double this number by the end of 2013.

The 2013 Nissan Leaf is powered by a compact electric motor and it’s producing a total output of 107 HP (80 kW), along with 280 Nm of torque (206 lb-ft). The vehicle can reach a top speed of just over 145 km/h (90 mph) and its total range stands at 175 km (108 miles).