Nissan announces record electric vehicle fleet sales

Nissan announces record electric vehicle fleet sales

Nissan’s electric vehicles (EV) are remaining popular, with sales of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 in the fleet market climbing for a fourth consecutive year in fiscal year 2015.

The car manufacturer reported that fleet sales of the LEAF, which is made in Sunderland, and the e-NV200 are up 45% on the previous fiscal year.

Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles for Nissan Europe, said: “It’s great to see Nissan EV fleet demand going from strength-to-strength as businesses catch on to the many marked advantages electric vehicles have to offer.”

In the UK, Nissan’s total EV fleet sales for 2015 were up 43% compared with the previous year. Electric vehicles now make up around 3% of all fleet sales with an increasing number of major contracts.

Karl Anders, national EV manager at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “More and more local authorities and public sector organisations across the UK are turning to Nissan’s market-leading electric vehicles to meet their fleet needs.

“Both the LEAF and e-NV200 can have a significant impact on reducing running and whole-life costs as well as well as helping organisations significantly cut their carbon emissions.”

Nissan celebrates this milestone five years after the launch of the Nissan LEAF, the world's first mass-market, zero emission vehicle and just one year since the launch of its 100 percent electric e-NV200 light commercial vehicle.

The Nissan LEAF remains the best-selling electric vehicle of all time, with almost 220,000 units sold worldwide.