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New Nissan Leaf Records Strong Sales In July

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The new Nissan Leaf is selling well in Ireland

Nissan Ireland is reporting that 306 new Nissan Leafs were registered during the month of July, which historically has been close to the total number of electric vehicles sold in Ireland in a full year.

The July sales result brings the total number of Nissan Leafs on Irish roads to date to over 2,700 units.

The new Nissan Leaf 40kWh electric vehicle arrived in Ireland earlier in 2018. According to Nissan Ireland, demand for the new Leaf is being driven by the fact that the car's range on a single charge has increased by 50% to 378 kilometres (NEDC) - about 250km in real world terms - and "by a growing awareness amongst Irish householders that switching to a new Nissan Leaf can help them to save significantly on the cost of running their car".

“This result for July is a real benchmark and provides huge encouragement for the future of Electric Vehicles in Ireland,” said James McCarthy, CEO, Nissan Ireland. “We have been advocates for electric driving over the last 8 years and it’s fantastic to see people starting to make the switch in numbers now".

"Consumers are conscientiously weighing up whether the car can save them money. Our Leaf customers have shown us that they are at least €1,350 a year better off for driving the 100% electric Nissan Leaf,” said Mr. McCarthy, “and no other drivetrain – petrol, diesel or hybrid, can come close to delivering that level of running cost savings".

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Irish Pricing For New 2018 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf will arrive in Ireland in March 2018, priced from €26,290 for the entry grade XE.

Pricing includes the €5,000 Government Grant for electric vehicles.

SV models are available from €28,690, Launch Edition from €29,590, SV Premium from €29,940 and SVE from €32,600.

What's new for the 2018 Nissan Leaf?

The new Nissan Leaf offers a significant update over the previous model with new styling, more technology and a higher capacity 40kwh battery.

The range has increased by 50% to 378 kilometres on the NEDC cycle.

Power is up by 38% to 150hp compared to the outgoing model.

Nissan e-Pedal is a standard feature. The e-Pedal allows the driver to start from a standstill, accelerate, brake and even bring the car to a stop using just the throttle pedal.

Standard safety features include lane departure warning, intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, intelligent lane intervention, cross traffic alert and high-beam assist.

The entry model also comes with Nissan Intelligent Key and push button start, 6.6 kW on-board charger and 50kW ChaDeMo rapid charge port as standard.

The Nissan Leaf SV adds Nissan Connect EV 7" touchscreen telematics system. It includes active charging, eco-routing, driving range, and nearby charging stations. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available as standard on SV.

SV Premium adds features such as heated seats, around-view monitor, electric folding door mirrors, auto-dimming rear view mirror, moving object detection and 17” alloy wheels. There's also the option of ProPILOT.

We're told by Nissan Ireland that the launch edition is sold out. For the record these models feature ProPILOT, a driver assistance technology designed for motorway use in single-lane traffic. It helps the driver in heavy motorway traffic and long commutes due to steering assist, acceleration and braking.

Finally, top of the range SVE grade includes ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system and Bose premium audio with 7 speakers. There's also leather heated front and rear seats on this model, and full LED intelligent auto headlights.

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