In Europe Nissan Sells 1 LEAF Every 10 Minutes

Nissan LEAF – the best selling electric car in Europe.

Nissan can be happy with its LEAF sales results in Europe as the second-generation version attracted some 43,000 sales so far, out of which roughly 26,000 were delivered (by the end of August). Not bad, especially since volume deliveries began only in February. For comparison, sales in U.S. stand at 10,686 after nine months.

Nissan LEAF is now the best-selling all-electric car in Europe (also above all plug-in hybrids). An even bigger achievement is that in Norway, LEAF is the best-selling car regardless of powertrain type.

The Japanese brand estimates that new orders are coming at a pace of one every 10 minutes. That would be well over 4,000 a month. That’s more than average deliveries over seven months (February-August), which means that the number of 17,000 units ordered and awaiting delivery is going to increase until production catches up.

The question is what is constraining Nissan from producing and selling more LEAFs if there’s a chance to capitalize in Europe?

“Strong sales growth has been a characteristic for new LEAF across Europe including markets such as Austria, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. In Norway, the Nissan LEAF has risen through the sales charts to become the top-selling passenger car in 2018, outperforming all electric and combustion-powered models alike.

Like retail customers, business users are also embracing electrification. More than 8,000 of the total have been delivered to corporate fleets throughout Europe.

The new Nissan LEAF builds on the talents of its predecessor, adding the latest generation of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating under the latest test standards.

The Nissan LEAF’s advanced driving assistance technology, ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park, make it effortless to navigate through traffic and easy to park. The innovative e-Pedal brings new levels of driving simplicity and fun by allowing customers to accelerate and decelerate using only one pedal.”

“The Nissan LEAF is available in 51 markets worldwide and has posted strong global demand. Its sales success, combined with sales of its predecessor, makes it the global leader for electric vehicles with over 350,000 units delivered since 2010. Its LCV and seven-seat electric sibling, the e-NV200 also continues to enjoy strong sales throughout Europe.”

Gareth Dunsmore, director, electric vehicles, Nissan Europe, said:

“As the interest in electric vehicles continues to grow, we’ve made sure that the opportunity to experience and own our new LEAF model is more accessible than ever before.”

“When we set out to design the new Nissan LEAF, we wanted to create a car built on the feedback of over 100,000 existing owners here in Europe. Today feedback such as – ‘I love the instant torque… the performance is fantastic… e-Pedal makes driving very easy’ are common reactions from our newest customers. It’s a car you can look forward to driving and appreciate living with on a day-to-day basis, and the sales figures reflect this.”

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A closer look at Peugeot’s stunning new e-Legend electric vehicle

Like I stated when Peugeot first unveiled the e-Legend last month, I am quite impressed by the vehicle’s stunning design.

Now that it debuted at the 2018 Paris Motors Show, we got a closer look at Peugeot’s new e-Legend electric vehicle concept and I like even after having seen it in person. more…

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2018 National Drive Electric Week Was A Huge Success

RECORD-BREAKING ‘NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK’ DREW OVER 180,000 ATTENDEES THIS YEAR [GALLERY]

I had a fantastic time at this year’s National Drive Electric Week event in Sarasota, Florida. But, that was just one event. It turns out, according to Mary Lunetta (via Sierra Club’s Compass), “In its eighth annual celebration, National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) broke every record, with more than 180,000 people attending 321 events in three nations and all 50 states.”

*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Matt Pressman. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs.

Above: Three of four Tesla Model 3s that showed up at the Golden, CO event; the one on the left had 26 miles on the odometer because its owners came straight from taking delivery of it at Tesla’s store in Littleton (Photo Credit: Jim Smith)

Some significant milestones occurred at a bunch of NDEW events this year. For instance, “Retailer L.L. Bean announced plans to host the largest number of charging stations in Maine at its flagship store, and California Governor Brown signed multiple bills to reinforce the state’s fight against climate change and boost the state’s electric vehicle market.”

Above: Third annual EV car show kicked off National Drive Electric Week in Hyattsville, MD (Photo Credit: City of Hyattsville)

In addition, “Vermont governor Phil Scott announced the state’s $2.4 million Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grant Program, funded by the Volkswagen settlement that resulted from the automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.” Meanwhile, politicos from New Jersey, “shared information about the state’s new grant program that provides up to $6,000 for EV chargers at workplaces and multifamily dwellings.”

Above: Electric cars at an event in Middletown, CT (Photo Credit: Andrew Kasznay)

Ride-and-drives, driveway chats, and family-friendly festivals gave electric vehicle owners a chance to showcase the benefits (and value) of EVs. Gina Coplon-Newfield, the Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All Director, explains: “Across the country, it’s clear that people are tired of the same old gas-guzzling cars and buses — they want clean transportation, and they want it now.”

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Above: A look at the NDEW event in West Windsor, NJ (Youtube: NJRE)

Check out the gallery below to catch a glimpse of National Drive Electric Week as it unfolded all across the country (and world) this year…

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Above: Despite stormy weather reports, the Bellevue, WA event turned out beautifully (Photo Credit: Grace Reamer)

Above: A Tesla Model X draws attention at the Birmingham, AL NDEW event (Photo Credit: Mark Bentley, Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition)

Above: NDEW’s City Captain Garrick Garcia in Kihei, HI explains his excitement about EVs with a fleet of Teslas in the background (Photo Credit: Deanna Garcia)

Above: Klaus Vietor talks with a student about his 2012 Tesla Model S at the Orlando, FL event (Photo Credit: Michelle Barron, UCF Sustainability Initiatives)

Above: Volta Charging converted their headquarters into an EV-only drive-in movie theater for their NDEW San Francisco event (Photo Credit: Kristy Morgan)

Above: Volkswagen eGolf, Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Sonata BlueDrive, Chevy Bolt, Fisker Karma, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Tesla Model S, and a Chevy Volt were all on display at the Akron, OH event (Photo Credit: Drive Electric Northeast Ohio)

Above: A Fiat 500e and Nissan Leaf parked nearby a Tesla Model X at the Fargo, ND event (Photo Credit: William Weightman)

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Source: Sierra ClubCompass / Photos: National Drive Electric Week


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Tesla Model 3 Takes #4 Spot In September Passenger Car Ranking

Model 3 jumps up a slot in the GoodCarBadCar charts with to number 4.

In September, the Tesla Model 3 once again blasted records on the InsideEVs U.S. Plug-In Sales Scorecard. With our estimated 22,250 sales, it set an all-time single month record for any electric or plug-in vehicle.

This of course follows previous records of 17,800 deliveries in August and 14,250 deliveries in July. In addition, the Model 3 continues to raise the bar on the all-time yearly record in the U.S. for a single plug-in model with an estimated 78,132 units sold between January and August. In fact, the Model 3 has now surpassed 2017’s #1 (Model S – 27,060) #2 (Chevy Bolt EV – 23,297) and #3 champions (Tesla Model X – 21,315) combined!

GoodCarBadCar uses InsideEVs estimate of 22,250 U.S. deliveries. Based on final sales numbers reported by GoodCarBadCar, the Model 3 sits in the #4 slot of U.S. passenger car sales in September. This places Model 3 sales just above the Toyota Corolla Family (20,797).

September saw the Tesla Model 3 move on from beating all its premium competitors to mix it with volume-brand passenger cars.

For the month, the Model 3 placed fourth overall in terms of volume shifted during September, outselling popular rivals from Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan.

An aggressive production ramp-up that started in July this year has seen around 54,000 Model 3s delivered in the third quarter of 2018, eclipsing the performance of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class – September’s second-top-selling premium car besides Model 3 – for the year so far.

Unlike previous months, we have quarterly numbers for GM vehicles. The Malibu and Cruze sales were nowhere near the Model 3 this quarter, so there is no question of Tesla’s position in the chart. The Model 3 also sits just outside of the top 10 at #13 for all automotive sales.

This continued feat was achieved despite the fact that Tesla Service Centers have been continually strained due to increased deliveries. However, the young automaker will shake off those growing pains soon.

For the full list to see where your favorite EV slots in the charts, check out the link below.

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Range: 310 miles; 136/123 mpg-e. Still maintaining a long waiting list as production ramps up slowly, the new compact Tesla Model 3 sedan is a smaller and cheaper, but no less stylish, alternative, to the fledgling automaker’s popular Model S. This estimate is for a Model 3 with the “optional” (at $9,000) long-range battery, which is as of this writing still the only configuration available. The standard battery, which is expected to become available later in 2018, is estimated to run for 220 miles on a charge.

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Car2go Announces Car Sharing In Paris: 400 Smart EQ Fortwo

Hundreds of car2go’s smart EQ fortwos coming to Paris.

During the 2018 Paris Motor Show, car2go announced the launch of free-floating car sharing in Paris – the 15th city in Europe and 26th in the world.

The fleet will be fully electric and initially will consist of 400 smart EQ fortwo. It’s expected that demand will be strong enough to add several hundred more cars to the Paris fleet during the course of 2019.

Paris is the perfect city for car2go, especially since smart is already very popular in the city and produced in France. car2go tries to launch its service there now because there’s space for it after Autolib, with a few thousand cars, went out of business.

All-electric car2go are available also in three other cities in Europe – Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Madrid.

In total, more than 400,000 customers driven electric car2go so far over more than 79 million km (49 million miles).

“The electric vehicles not only have beneficial effects on the air quality, but the carsharing principle itself also helps cities manage traffic and parking problems. A recent study by the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology showed that each car2go vehicle on the streets of Berlin replaces up to 15 private cars. The study also indicated that the total number of private car kilometers driven in the city is significantly reduced through the use of car2go vehicles.”

car2go CEO Olivier Reppert said:

“Paris offers ideal conditions for our free-floating carsharing principle. I’m certain that Paris will become a very successful car2go location. I’m really pleased that we can launch there with a fleet of fully electric smart fortwos. They are already one of the most popular vehicles in Paris – not only because they are manufactured in France, but also because they are the perfect cars for that city.”


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Ford’s Electric Car Partner Lands MG Designer

Ford and Zotye to begin production of plug-ins next year.

In late 2017, Ford announced a joint venture plan with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. in China. The 5 billion yuan (nearly $730 million) investment could lead to production volume of some 100,000 small electric cars.

Production is expected to start in September 2019 and it seems that Zotye is actively preparing for New Energy Vehicle developments by hiring veteran car designer Anthony Williams-Kenny from SAIC’s MG.

Williams-Kenny has been design chief at SAIC’s Roewe since 2005 and, since 2010, global design director for MG (the British brand acquired by SAIC).

It’s expected that his new role at Zotye will be design of electric cars for Ford and Zotye JV.

MG revealed in the past some cool looking concepts like the MG E-motion:

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The Smooth Electric MellowBoards Cruiser Skateboard Puts A Smile On My Face!

MellowBoards Cruiser Electric SkateboardMellowBoards reached out to us to try its Cruiser electric skateboard (e-skateboard). After a 25 year break on a skateboard and then two e-skateboard reviews, I couldn’t wait to try it out. After some hiccups on my side, I put four miles on the Cruiser on the first outing and now can’t imagine not having one with me at all times
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Uber launches first electric scooter share, offers free rides in first week

Electric scooter share programs continue to expand at a rapid pace across the United States and the rest of the world. Uber, known for its ride-hailing service, doesn’t want to miss the boat. Seeking its own piece of the pie, Uber has just rolled out its Jump electric scooter share program in Santa Monica. more…

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KYMCO unveils Ionex Commercial, a B2B turnkey electric scooter suite with swappable batteries

KYMCO just unveiled Ionex Commercial, their new business-to-business (B2B) solution designed to help companies switch to electric scooters. The platform is built to aid businesses and governments by providing a simple and easy electric scooter service. Ionex Commercial includes multiple models of battery-swappable electric scooters as well as turnkey battery charging stations and a host of management and logistic software solutions.

The announcement was made by KYMCO’s chairman Allen Ko during the unveiling at the Salle Wagram event center. The ceremony was part of the Paris Motor Show.

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