Nissan Celebrates 15,000 LEAF Sales in the UK with £500 'Electric September' Customer Reward

London (September 13, 2016) – Nissan is celebrating reaching 15,000 UK sales of its 100% electric LEAF with a £500 reward to all retail customers purchasing a LEAF or e-NV200 in its ‘Electric September’ sales event.

The £500 reward is on top of a range of attractive deals available. A 24kWh LEAF Acenta is currently being offered on a 3-year PCP with £249 monthly payments, £5,000 Nissan deposit contribution, free home charging unit (worth £390) and just 5.99% APR representative.

The 15,000th LEAF customer was a Mrs Jenny Craik, who purchased her LEAF Acenta from West Way Nissan in Aldershot, Hampshire. Jenny said; “When I was researching a new car, the Nissan LEAF offered great running cost savings against my 14-plate Ford Fiesta, even though the Nissan’s a bigger car.

"Together with the environmental positives made it a really attractive package. My husband drives a plug-in hybrid and he’s already competing with me to spend time in the LEAF as it’s just an enjoyable driving experience.”

The 15,000 sales milestone was reached just over a year after Nissan marked 10,000 LEAFs registered in Great Britain (July 2015). Since its 2011 launch, the UK has been responsible for around one in four LEAF sales in Europe. As electric vehicle uptake continues to gather pace, there has been more demand for LEAF in the UK in the last 12 months than the model’s first three years of being on sale.

Ed Jones, EV Manager at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, said; “Nissan LEAF owners are some of the most satisfied drivers on the roads today. They’ve realised switching to all-electric power delivers so many benefits – running costs around four times cheaper than that of a conventional combustion engine and up to 40 percent savings in vehicle maintenance, to name but a few. There’s good reason the LEAF is the best-selling EV in the UK and we hope our September sales offer will inspire even more people to make the switch.”

The £500 reward offer is valid on all Nissan electric vehicle purchases until 30th September and registered by 31st December 2016. Customers will be issued with a £500 pre-paid debit card issued on registration of the vehicle. Available to cash and finance customers. To find out more, please contact Westover Nissan in Bournemouth or Salisbury.

The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle and there are now more than 230,000 on the road globally with around 61,000 in Europe. In 2015 Nissan announced it had saved 50 million kg of carbon emissions in Europe alone with sales of the LEAF.