We recently drove the Nissan Leaf to understand what makes it so successful EV globally and why it can be a case study for the upcoming electric car makers in India.
Nissan Leaf. (Image: Arjit Garg/ News18.com)
While everyone in India has suddenly started to talk about electric cars, they have been in existence for over 2 decades now and leading the EV revolution globally is the Nissan Leaf, the most sold electric car ever with over 4,00,000 units sold till now. Nissan first introduced the Leaf in 2010 as their modern age electric car which is in its second generation now. Nissan Leaf is the world’s largest selling highway-capable electric car in the world, with the United States accounting for almost 30 per cent of the global sales and Japan being the next with almost 25 per cent of the global sales. While Nissan earlier deferred the plans to sell the first-generation Leaf in India, they are now planning to bring the second-gen model soon. Let’s have a look at the Leaf to understand what makes it so successful car globally and why it can be a case study for the upcoming electric car makers.