Nissan electric car drivers cover more kilometres than the average petrol or diesel vehicle

Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 8, 2015
Categories: Nissan, Nissan Leaf

European Nissan LEAF drivers travel more than 50 percent further a year than the average diesel or petrol car in Europe*

  • Over 31,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold in Europe to date, and 150,000 sold globally
  • CarWings telemetry reveals that LEAF drivers are ahead of the European Transport average for car mileage


Rolle, Switzerland, XX January 2015: Today, Nissan reveals that European owners of its 100 percent electric car, the Nissan LEAF, travel more than 50 percent  further per year (16,588 km) than the European average for a traditional internal combustion-powered vehicle (10,818 km[i]).

Spanish Nissan LEAF drivers come out on top, covering on average more than 367 km each week, Swedish drivers (339 km) come second and the UK third with 324 km.


Total KM Recorded Per Week (LEAF)

Total KM Recorded Per Annum (LEAF)






















According to the latest figures, drivers of traditional petrol or diesel powered cars covered an average of 208 km 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 319 km a week in their LEAF* all without any exhaust emissions.

Further research from the automaker 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 launch follows on from the success of the Nissan LEAF, its all-electric car, which has collectively clocked up an impressive one billion kilometres worldwide*.

Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan in Europe, said: "Since the beginning we have said that the Nissan LEAF is much more than just a city car or second car and now we can show the data that proves this. Our customers frequently tell us that they buy the Nissan LEAF as a second car, but end up using it far more than their other vehicle and the information we receive from CarWings reinforces that message.

"The customers tell us this is because the car has very low fuel and servicing costs and that along with the smooth, almost silent ride of the Nissan LEAF make it difficult to go back to a diesel or petrol car."

Nissan recently added to its all-electric line-up with the launch of the e-NV200, a zero-emission, compact city van.