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Nissan Leaf: World’s Most Popular Electric Car At 50,000 Delivered

Nissan’s Leaf electric car has become the highest-selling electric car of all time.

The company has now sold more than 50,000 examples of the Leaf, sold across Japan, Europe and the U.S.

Since the car went on sale in 2010, those 50,000 Leaf owners have racked up over 161 million miles. In reality, that figure is probably even higher–Nissan can only monitor those Leafs equipped with the Carwings telemetry system, and not every owner has registered.

Naturally, that’s higher than the 100 million electric miles covered by Chevy Volt drivers, whose electric range is smaller–but together, owners of the two cars have racked up significantly more than quarter of a billion electric miles.

Throw in Teslas, the Mitsubishi i, and other plug-in hybrids and battery electric cars on sale today in the U.S. and elsewhere, and that figure could be over half a billion miles.

Just consider for a moment how much gas that’s saved in just two or three years of sales–not to mention the lack of tailpipe emissions.


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