Nissan Motor Company has announced that it has sold its 300,000th Leaf electric vehicle globally since the model first went on sale in 2010. The Leaf is the world’s first mass-produced—and also the world’s best-selling—electric car.
Last year in September Nissan launched a fully redesigned version of the Leaf, with futuristic technologies. “Drivers will feel more confident, excited and connected thanks to the car’s ProPilot (ProPilot Assist in the US) technology, ProPilot Park technology, e-Pedal, increased power and range, and improved refinement, comfort and convenience,” the company said in a statement from Yokohama, Japan.
“These numbers prove that the Leaf remains the most advanced car in the world, with the widest reach and the greatest availability,” said Nissan executive vice-president Daniele Schillaci. “The new Leaf is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility because it delivers an even more exciting drive and enhanced ownership experience and contributes to a better world. It will take Nissan’s EV leadership even further.”
Nissan’s work on vehicle electrification and intelligence is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
The new Leaf, the company added, is slated for deliveries in January in the US, Canada and Europe, and will be sold in more than 60 markets worldwide. However, it hasn’t yet announced whether or not the car will be sold in India.