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Το Nissan Leaf, αποδείχθηκε εξαιρετικά δημοφιλές από την πρώτη στιγμή που εμφανίστηκε στις εκθέσεις της Ιαπωνικής εταιρίας. Τώρα μάλιστα, μπορεί να καυχιέται για το ότι έχει πουλήσει περισσότερο από οποιοδήποτε άλλο ηλεκτρικό αυτοκίνητο στις Η.Π.Α. και το κατάφερε αυτό, από τα τέλη Σεπτεμβρίου.

Το 2013, η Nissan πούλησε 22.610 Leaf στις Η.Π.Α. Το 2014, μέχρι τα τέλη του Σεπτεμβρίου, πωλήθηκαν 21.822 “φύλλα” με το ηλεκτρικό Nissan να πουλά κάτι περισσότερο από 2.000 αυτοκίνητα τον μήνα και να έρχονται οι καλύτεροι –κρίνοντας από το 2013- μήνες του Νοεμβρίου και του Δεκεμβρίου. Οπότε, ακόμα και 800 -μόνο- Leaf να πουλήσει η Nissan τον Οκτώβριο, έχει σπάσει το ρεκόρ. Όσον αφορά στο 2014, ακόμα και οι πιο ρεαλιστικές προβλέψεις, δείχνουν πως η Nissan θα πουλήσει περισσότερα από 30.000 Leaf.

Για να έχεις ένα μέτρο σύγκρισης, το Chevrolet Volt πούλησε κάτι περισσότερα από 23.000 αυτοκίνητα το 2012 και το 2013 αλλά για το ίδιο διάστημα το 2014, έχει πουλήσει μόλις 14.540.

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Nissan LEAF sets annual U.S. electric vehicle sales record – again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With more than two months remaining, Nissan LEAF has shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in 2013.

“With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan LEAF remains at the head of the class, outselling the nearest competitor by 50 percent through September,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan electric vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “Since the initial launch in 2010 our primary goal is to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package, and we continue to deliver electric cars to more new buyers than anyone else.”

LEAF sales in 2014 through September are up more than 36 percent compared to the same period last year. With more than 142,000 LEAF sales globally since launch and more than 64,000 of those in the U.S., Nissan is the global leader in electric vehicles. (Nissan will announce October U.S. sales on Monday, Nov. 3.)

“Nissan LEAF owners are eager to share their enthusiasm with neighbors, friends and family, and that passion makes them some of our best salespeople,” said Jones. “We’ve seen a ‘cul-de-sac’ effect where the first LEAF owner in the neighborhood becomes the community champion for electric cars, educating neighbors on the benefits of going electric, even sometimes handing the keys over for a test drive.”

With seating for up to five passengers, the all-electric Nissan LEAF boasts an EPA-estimated* driving range of 84 miles on a fully-charged battery and MPGe ratings of 126 city, 101 highway and 114 combined.

The starting price of a Nissan LEAF is about $22,000** after the available maximum $7,500 federal tax credit, and LEAF offers the benefits of lower running costs and less scheduled maintenance. LEAF offers a wide range of standard equipment plus a variety of available premium features such as leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels and 7-speaker BOSE® energy efficient audio system.

About Nissan North America In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.