LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the release issued on January 8, 2015 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.
The corrected release reads:
NISSAN’S ELECTRIC CAR DRIVERS COVER MORE MILES THAN THE AVERAGE PETROL OR DIESEL VEHICLE
- European Nissan LEAF drivers travel more than 40 percent further a year than the average diesel or petrol car in Europe*
- Over 31,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold in Europe to date, and 150,000 sold globally
- CarWings telemetry reveals that LEAF drivers are ahead of the European Transport average for car mileage
Today, Nissan reveals that European owners of its 100 percent electric car, the Nissan LEAF, travel more than 40 percent further per year (10,307 miles) than the European average for a traditional internal combustion-powered vehicle (7,170 miles¹).
Spanish Nissan LEAF drivers come out on top, covering on average more than 228 miles each week, Swedish drivers (211 miles) come second and the UK third with 201 miles.
Total Miles Recorded Per Week
Total Miles Recorded Per
According to the latest figures, drivers of traditional petrol or diesel powered cars covered an average of 138 miles per week.
Thanks to the CarWings telemetry in the LEAF, which records real life driver data, Nissan has been able to report that its European drivers amass on average 198 miles a week in their LEAF* all without any exhaust emissions.
Further research from the automaker indicated that 89 percent of LEAF drivers charge overnight at home, benefiting from a cost per mile of just two pence or less†.
This insight into LEAF driver habits, comes just four years since the car’s launch, in 2010, as one of the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicles. It is now the best-selling electric vehicle in history, with over 150,000 LEAF vehicles sold globally, more than 31,000 of which have been sold in Europe. The launch follows on from the success of the Nissan LEAF, its all-electric car, which has collectively clocked up an impressive one billion kilometres worldwide*.
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan in Europe, said: “Since the beginning we have said that the Nissan LEAF is much more than just a city car or second car and now we can show the data that proves this. Our customers frequently tell us that they buy the Nissan LEAF as a second car, but end up using it far more than their other vehicle and the information we receive from CarWings reinforces that message.
“The customers tell us this is because the car has very low fuel and servicing costs and that along with the smooth, almost silent ride of the Nissan LEAF make it difficult to go back to a diesel or petrol car.”
Nissan recently added to its all-electric line-up with the launch of the e-NV200, a zero-emission, compact city van. For further information, please visit: www.nissan.eu.
* Totals based on Nissan’s Global Data Center (GDC) as of 30.09.2014 (UTC). The average is gathered only from Nissan LEAF vehicles registered with CarWings, approximately 54% of total sales. Data used is from 01.04.14 – 30.09.14
1 Average is calculated from 2013 market specific annual average statistics using data from the UK, France, Spain Italy, Sweden and Norway. An even weighting was applied to each country to find a ‘European Average’. A German statistic was not used in the European average as the raw data is not available and all average kilometre figures quoted are estimates.
|UK Average (km)||12,714|
|France Average (km)||12,699|
|Spain Average (km)||9,928|
|Italy Average (km)||9,560|
|Sweden Average (km)||11,660|
|Norway Average (km)||12,670|
UK source: According to Department for Transport; Table NTS0902 Annual
mileage of 4-wheeled cars (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/nts09-vehicle-mileage-and-occupancy)
French source: According to the Institut National de la Statistique et des etudes economiques (http://www.insee.fr/fr/css/images/logo_insee.png)
Spanish source: According to a study by consultancy Audatex (http://www.ioncomunicacion.es/noticia.php?id=%2015818)
Italian source: According to Segugio.it, reported in its monthly “Osservatorio mensile di Segugio.it” (http://assicurazioni.segugio.it/news-assicurazioni/00009708-auto-si-usa-di-meno-12-2-sui-km-percorsi.html)
Swedish source: According to ‘trafa.se’ (http://www.trafa.se/sv/malportal/Indikatorer/Genomsnittlig-korstracka-per-ar-for-personbilar-agda-av-fysiska-personer/)
Norwegian source: According to ‘Statistics Norway’ (https://www.ssb.no/en/transport-og-reiseliv/statistikker/klreg/aar/2014-05-08?fane=tabell&sort=nummer&tabell=175461)
† From 2p per mile is based on (i) overnight electricity costs (British Gas standard tariff unit rates for a customer paying by direct debit as at 1 May 2014, assuming seven hours of charging at the night rate and one hour on the day rate), and (ii) a range of up to 124 miles per full charge (assuming 95% efficiency). Actual consumption and range may vary due to driving style, road condition, air conditioning and other factors outside of Nissan’s control.
NOTES TO EDITOR
Data was collected from 1st April – 30th September 2014. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all LEAF drivers in each country (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Nordics). An even weighting was applied to each country to find a ‘European Average’.
About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world’s most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/