Nissan Leaf Looks to Dominate Europe
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.
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.
The Leaf made its European debut five years ago.