To 10.000στο Leaf που πουλήθηκε στην Ευρώπη παραδόθηκε χθες από έναν αντιπρόσωπο της Nissan κοντά στο Παρίσι. Ιδιοκτήτριά του μια γυναίκα, νοσοκόμα στο επάγγελμα η οποία δήλωσε πως προχώρησε στην αγορά του Leaf αφού εντυπωσιάστηκε από το test drive που είχε κάνει. Βρήκε το Leaf κατάλληλο για τη δουλειά της, αφού αυτή απαιτεί να κάνει αρκετά χιλιόμετρα καθημερινά.
O Jean-Pierre Diernaz, διευθυντής του τμήματος ηλεκτρικών αυτοκινήτων της Nissan στην Ευρώπη, δήλωσε πως τελευταία παρατηρείται μια αλλαγή της νοοτροπίας για τα ηλεκτρικά αυτοκίνητα, αφού όλο και περισσότεροι άνθρωποι προχωρούν στην αγορά ενός ηλεκτρικού αυτοκινήτου. Τον Μάρτιο η Nissan πούλησε 1000 Leaf στην Ευρώπη, κάνοντας τον ως τον best-seller μήνα της. Μάλιστα στη Νορβηγία το Leaf ήταν το δεύτερο σε πωλήσεις μοντέλο της στη Νορβηγία.
Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, η Nissan ανακοίνωσε πως τον Απρίλιο πούλησε συνολικά 396.676 αυτοκίνητα παγκοσμίως (+7,3%), ενώ από την αρχή του έτους έχει πουλήσει 1.606.672 αυτοκίνητα (-4,3%).
Nissan LEAF Charges through 10,000 European Sales Milestone
- 10,000th Nissan LEAF delivered in Europe
- Paris-based nurse, Sylvie Lailler was the 10,000th customer
- Sales milestone hit as new Nissan LEAF sales about to start
ROLLE, Switzerland (27th May, 2013) – Today, Sylvie Lailler became the 10,000th Nissan LEAF customer in Europe, further cementing the ground-breaking zero emission car’s status as the best-selling electric vehicle of all time.
Mrs. Lailler is a nurse who will be driving the Nissan LEAF on visits to elderly patients and using it with her family at the weekends. She picked up her Nissan LEAF from the Mantes-la-Jolie dealership near Paris, near where she lives.
Mrs. Lailler purchased the 100% electric family car after being impressed on the test drive: “I purchased the car because of the low running costs really make sense for my work. I needed a proper family car and I wanted a zero emission vehicle to replace my diesel hatchback, the Nissan LEAF was the best choice. My family were reluctant to get an electric vehicle, but after the test drive my husband told me he wanted it to drive to work, he will not get the keys from me easily though!”
She continued: “As a nurse I know the effect that the poor air quality in Paris has on people, so it makes me feel good to know I am not adding to that by driving an electric car. I will mostly be using it for work, driving between patients, but I am also looking forward to taking the LEAF on the Autotrain to the south of France with my family for our holiday in the summer.”
The Nissan LEAF went on sale in Europe in March 2011 in a handful of markets and is now available across the region as the demand for electric vehicles increases. Nissan Europe Director of Electric Vehicle, Jean-Pierre Diernaz is delighted to have hit the 10,000 sales milestone: “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 1000 LEAF, which was the best month since the car was launched and in April we were the second best selling car overall in Norway.”
He added: “We are seeing a shift in attitudes to electric mobility, with more people buying electric cars and the infrastructure developing at an ever increasing rate. We have hit this landmark just as we prepare to introduce the new European-manufactured Nissan LEAF with over 100 improvements into the market.”
The new Nissan LEAF, which is being built in the UK will go on sale across Europe next month, with over 100 changes and upgrades inspired by real life customer feedback.
NISSAN PRODUCTION, SALES AND EXPORT RESULTS FOR APRIL 2013
YOKOHAMA, Japan (May 30, 2013) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for April 2013.
1. Production Nissan’s global production in April increased 7.3% year-on-year to 396,676 units, marking an all-time record for the month of April.
Production in Japan was down 12.7% year-on-year to 74,888 units.
Production outside of Japan increased 13.4% year-on-year to 321,788 units, marking an all-time record for the month of April.
In the U.S., production increased 17.0% year-on-year to 63,738 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Altima and Pathfinder.
In Mexico, production increased 40.8% year-on-year to 58,256 units, mainly due to increased demand for passenger vehicles including the Versa (model name is Latio in Japan).
In the U.K., production was up 26.6% year-on-year to 34,655 units.
In Spain, production increased 10.1% year-on-year to 12,731 units.
In China, production increased 7.1% year-on-year to 106,797 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Sylphy and Venucia R50, which began local production in June and August 2012, respectively.
Production in other regions increased 22.0% year-on-year to 45,611 units, mainly due to increased demand in Thailand for the Sylphy (which began local production in August 2012) and Pulsar (which began local production in January 2013), in addition to increased demand in India.
2. Sales Global sales increased 0.2% year-on-year to 364,336 units, marking an all-time record for the month of April.
Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 37,538 units in Japan, a decline of 4.8% year-on-year.
In Japan, vehicle registrations in April increased 13.0% year-on-year to 29,810 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Note and NV350 Caravan. units.
Mini-vehicle sales in Japan decreased 40.7% year-on-year to 7,728 units.
Sales outside of Japan increased 0.8% year-on-year to 326,798 units, marking an all-time record for the month of April.
Sales in the U.S. increased 23.2% year-on-year to 87,847 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder, Rogue and Nissan LEAF.
In Europe, sales declined 10.9% year-on-year to 43,728 units.
In China, sales increased 3.2% year-on-year to 103,300 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Teana and Sylphy.
Sales in other regions decreased 5.9% year-on-year to 62,577 units.
3. Japan Exports Nissan’s exports in April decreased 14.5% year-on-year to 45,010 units.
Exports to North America decreased 10.2% year-on-year to 29,242 units.
Exports to Europe decreased 4.5% year-on-year to 5,628 units.