Nissan LEAF Hits Key Sales Milestones
Remarkable but true: UK Nissan LEAF sales for January 2014 were one-thousand percent higher than the same period in 2013. Furthermore, this zero emission hatchback accounted for nearly seventy-five percent of fully electric vehicle sales for the month. And remarkable but true: these are only the latest milestones for this popular car. As such, the LEAF – that is now in its second generation – recently clocked-up three thousand sales in the UK and one-hundred thousand worldwide. To celebrate the latter the company covered one of its cars with one-hundred thousand shiny coins that increased its mass by more than five-hundred kilogrammes. These incorporated fifty thousand two pence coins and fifty thousand two cent coins as – according to the manufacturer – it costs two pence per-mile or two pence per-kilometre to run this fully electric vehicle. Nissan LEAF sales have been boosted by the expansion of the mobile charging network. In fact, the one-thousandth CHAdeMO Quick Charger in Europe has recently been installed at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services (Surrey in United Kingdom).
Nissan LEAF Range, Charging Time, Trim Levels And Equipment
The Nissan LEAF has a range of up to one-hundred and twenty-four miles but - as with every electric vehicle – this varies considerably according to the conditions. So, charging uphill while heavily laden drains the battery faster than cruising on the flat with one person aboard. Factors such as temperature, the motorist's driving style and what equipment is running can influence the range too. The Nissan LEAF can be charged from home - via a Thirty-Two Amp Home Charging Unit – in four hours or by a standard plug in ten. It can also be topped-up by the CHAdeMO Charger that fills its battery from zero to eighty percent in thirty minutes. Furthermore, this run-around comes in three trims: Visia, Acenta and Tekna. The Visia has: steel wheels, black mirror caps and halogen headlights and the Acenta adds alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and body coloured wing mirrors. The Tekna has a Bose stereo system and Nissan's Around View Monitor that provides a view of the car's surroundings via a colour screen and camera on each side. This zero emission vehicle is also pleasant to drive thanks to the nicely weighted steering and decent ride. Prices range from £20,990 to £25,490 on the road that includes the £5,000 Government Ultra Low Carbon Car Consumer Incentive Discount. Remarkable but true.