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Nissan Leaf Looks to Dominate Europe

By on May 29, 2015 in Electric Vehicles |

The Nissan Leaf, already a smash hit in the U.S., is poised to become a similar EV sensation in Europe. The Japanese automaker expects to increase European sales of the Leaf electric car by “double-digit” percentage points in 2015 following record sales in 2014.Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 11.14.19 AM

European executives likely see sales rising by 25 percent, thanks to a reduction in price, government subsidies that make the Leaf an attractive option for buyers, and favorable lease terms. For instance, in France, the Leaf can be leased for 169 euros a month because of generous government incentives.

Other markets like the UK have slashed the sticker price to better compete with the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

The Leaf made its European debut five years ago.