Drivers in the north-east of England will be some of the first in Europe to put the all-electric Nissan LEAF through its paces, with the vehicle set to be made in Sunderland from 2013.
The first European shipment of the Japanese autos arrived yesterday (February 3rd) and those looking for car leasing deals on a green model may be tempted by the vehicles.
Simon Thomas, senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Nissan International SA, described it as “a landmark day” not only for the automaker, but also for European motoring.
“The Nissan LEAF is a genuine alternative to petrol and diesel cars in terms of style, features, safety, performance and handling,” he stated.
Motorists may also be attracted this electric vehicle because it is able to carry five passengers and has a range of 109 miles.
Last month, Nissan collected its trophy recognising the Nissan LEAF as the European Car of the Year 2011, with the model making history by being the first electric vehicle to take home the coveted award.
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