16.4.2014Electric LEAF boosts Nissan fleet sales
Nissan's global fleet sales rose by 30% in the last financial year as demand for the Nissan LEAF continues to grow.
Over the last few years, the presence of electric vehicles (EVs) in fleets has been increasingly common in several countries. Their economic and environmental benefits have seen fleet operators adopt greener strategies that incorporate EVs.
The battery electric Nissan LEAF saw a 132% boost in sales during the 2013 financial year as compared to 2012. Globally, it provided 27,912 core fleet and leasing sales for Nissan, accounting for a large proportion of the overall 30% bump.
Barry Beeston, Nissan GB corporate sales director, commented: "The 2013 financial year has been prosperous for our corporate sales with electric vehicles in particular proving to be an increasingly viable option for fleet operators".
2014 continues to be a strong year for Nissan with demand from fleets across the board. The new Qashquai, which was released at the beginning of 2014, and the Juke crossover have both been a popular choice for fleets with a 15% and 36% rise in sales respectively; the Qashqai sold 2,000 in March alone.
Beeston added: "With the all-electric e-NV200 van being released later this year it is an exciting time for Nissan and we believe we will see a further increase in demand for the rest of this year and into 2015".
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