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Nissan LEAF drivers travel further than petrol or diesel cars

Average annual European passenger car driving distance_UKNissan LEAF drivers travel more than 40 percent further per year (10,307 miles) than the European average for a traditional internal combustion-powered vehicle (7,170 miles).

Spanish Nissan LEAF drivers come out on top, covering on average more than 228 miles each week or 11,858 miles per year, Swedish drivers (211 miles) come second, and the UK third with 201 miles per week or 10,468 miles per year.

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.

Further research from Nissan 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 LEAF has collectively clocked up one billion kilometres worldwide.

The average is gathered only from Nissan LEAF vehicles registered with CarWings, whish is approximately 54% of total sales. Data used is from 01.04.14 – 30.09.14.

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