All electric fleet car sales are on the rise with the likes of Nissan reporting a staggering 30% increase in sales for the last financial year with high demand for it’s all electric LEAF EV.
Fleet operators are increasingly being encouraged to operate greener fleets, which in turn saves them money and helps aid environmental strategies. Nissan LEAF sales were up 132% in the 2013 financial year and contributed to a total of 27,912 core fleet and leasing sales for the Japanese manufacturer.
Of course, with the introduction of so many more all electric vehicles, Nissan are not the only ones seeing a rise in sales of electric vehicles. Renault, the partner company of Nissan who sell cars such as the highly respected ZOE electric car are also doing well. Future intentions to release further electric vehicles to the range, including the Nissan e-NV200 electric van will add to electric fleet buyers interest lists as these will offer similar low running costs to a LEAF but give that extra load capacity perfect for many businesses rather than a family hatchback.
The sales increase represents a great year for Nissan which has seen strong natural demand for core fleet and leasing products across the board. Nissan GB corporate sales director Barry Beeston commented:
“The 2013 financial year has been prosperous for our corporate sales with electric vehicles in particular proving to be an increasingly viable option for fleet operators. With the all-electric e-NV200 van being released later this year it is an exciting time for Nissan and we believe we will see a further increase in demand for the rest of this year and into 2015.”