All-electric LEAF is going from strength to strength in Europe

Posted on February 4, 2013 by in Latest News, News

WITH more than 50,000 global sales to date, the multi-award winning Nissan LEAF is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution.

As well as being the best-selling EV in North America and Japan, LEAF goes from strength to strength in Europe where, two years after becoming the first EV to win the coveted Car of the Year accolade, it’s still winning awards.

The latest comes from Belgium’s VAB magazine which at the end of each year chooses its top family car. Combined scores from two judging panels – one comprising professional motoring writers and broadcasters, the other family motorists – judged Nissan LEAF as top family car in the electric and hybrid category.

Stéphane Chauville, Managing Director of Nissan Belux, said the win underlined Nissan’s commitment to a zero-emission world. “LEAF is a true revolution in the automotive world and Nissan is selling the car of tomorrow, today,” he said.

Belgium has also seen the installation, in Nivelles-Sud, of the country’s inaugural Quick Charger. It’s the first in a network of 25 strategically-placed rapid chargers to be donated by Nissan. Operated by project partner The New Motion, the finished network will allow EV drivers to cross the entire country without problem.

Quick Chargers use direct current (DC) to charge a partly-discharged EV battery 80 per cent capacity in around 15 minutes, while recharging a spent battery to 80 per cent capacity takes just 30 minutes.

Even better news for Belgian Nissan LEAF drivers is that they will be given a special pass allowing them to use the Quick Chargers completely free for the first year of ownership.

 

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