The first Nissan Leaf was launched in 2010 and in its 10 years of marketing it became the first pure electric model of wide production with half a million sales. Nissan released the first generation Nissan Leaf in December 2010, which was the first mass-produced electric car to go on the market.
In 2018 the company announced the second generation of Leaf, and has now surpassed an important goal, although it has been significantly delayed compared to its original plans. There may not have been an announcement, which we expect the company to do on Thursday, but it reached 500,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars within 10 years.
The car that achieved this goal was produced at the company’s factory in Sunderland, England, and is ready to go to Maria Jansen in Norway. Although this number is impressive, we are talking about 10 years of car on the market. Tesla surpassed the 500,000 Tesla Model 3 at the start of the year, while Nissan itself estimated to reach that number in 2012.
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On the other hand, the last 100 thousand electric cars sold in the last 1.5 years are impressive in itself. Let us not forget that in 2018 the Nissan Leaf was the best-selling electric car in Europe.