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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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New Leaf is dominating the UK market

Despite the shortcomings of the new Leaf, it seems to be selling incredibly well in Europe. Nissan has confirmed that it has received over 20,000 orders across Europe for the new model. That is one sold every 12 minutes, making it the fastest-selling electric vehicle in Europe. Seeing as how electric sales have recently seen a decline in the UK, this bodes well for Nissans redesigned EV.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 10:28 AM
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The Leaf does come with some pretty amazing standard features and it is priced considerably lower than the Bolt. It's hard to justify spending an additional $10k on an electric, even if that does come with some improvement to efficiency.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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It would seem that most interested buyers are perfectly content with the range that the new Leaf delivers. So long as you aren't using it on constant road trips, it should serve your needs as a commuter car just fine.
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It's probably also a little easier to buy into the electric platform that has been around the longest. Nothing beats experience and I think that consumers recognize that the next gen Leaf is at the forefront of new technology.
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It's probably also a little easier to buy into the electric platform that has been around the longest. Nothing beats experience and I think that consumers recognize that the next gen Leaf is at the forefront of new technology.
Very true, its one reason why most Bolt owners i have met bought the Bolt, they seen the volt ever since its first generation and now the second generation is even better.
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It'll be interesting to see how well all the new EV's sell with the first generations in the market. Although BMW and Mercedes are well known brands, there is no denying that there is a learning curve to this new tech. I expect the Leaf and Bolt to remain at the top of the charts until we see second generation models from new manufacturers.
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Seeing as how Nissan is the first company to be offering a recycling program for old batteries, I think that's only going to further solidify them as a top player in this segment. If owners of the original Leaf are able to achieve the same levels of performance as they would with a brand new model, they will have little need to upgrade.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-31-2018, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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It certainly looks like Nissan has a firm grasp on how to entice buyers, without actually offering the top performing electric. Not only does the refurbishing program show a commitment to the environment, but it will also greatly increase the lifetime of their older models.
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The new Nissan Leaf won the “2018 World Green Car” title, edging out the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and BMW 530e iPerformance. Think it took home the title because of features like ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, automatic emergency braking, etc. No wonder it's selling so well everywhere in spite of its shorter range.
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Nissan has definitely package in a lot of standard features on the new Leaf, offering better drive assist technology than what's found in much more expensive alternatives. There's a good reason why there are more than 300k of them currently on the road.
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