Nissan LEAF Sales Exceed 50,000 Worldwide
Despite all the hand-wringing and controversies, the electric vehicle market continues to grow. The latest evidence: global sales of the Nissan LEAF have surpassed 50,000 units sold since launching in late 2010. So, despite the recent brouhaha over reports about Tesla superchargers; proclamations about EV sales falling short; high-profile problems at EV start-up companies such as Better Place, Coda and Fisker...the tally of global drivers ditching internal combustion in favor of cars without tailpipes continues to reach new milestones.
Nissan announced reaching the 50k mark last week, and said that LEAF owners around the globe have racked up at least 161 million cumulative miles. That's greater than the distance from the Earth the to Sun, as the company points out.
Nissan can also say that there is now at least one Nissan LEAF owner with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer. The Japanese owner reports 108,700 all-electric miles and counting.
The momentum, maybe not as fast as some had hoped, shows few signs of letting up. The LEAF is now available in 17 European countries, which is expected to only add to the electric hatchback's undisputed claim as the best selling electric vehicle of all time.
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