European owners of the Nissan Leaf travel more than 50% further per year (10,307 miles) than the European average for a traditional internal combustion-powered vehicle (6,721 miles).
Spanish Nissan Leaf drivers come out on top, covering on average more than 228 miles each week, Swedish drivers (211 miles) come second and the UK third with 201 miles.
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According to latest figures, drivers of traditional petrol or diesel powered cars covered an average of 129 miles per week.
Thanks to telemetry in the Leaf, Nissan has been able to report that its European drivers amass on average 198 miles a week in their Leaf all without any exhaust emissions.
Further research from the automakerindicated that 89% of Leaf drivers charge overnight at home, benefiting from a cost per mile of just two pence or less.
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, director of electric vehicles for Nissan in Europe, said: “Since the beginning we have said that the 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 telematics 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.”