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Market Insight: Leaf a litmus test for EV sector

New start: Nissan sold only 635 examples of its first-generation Leaf over its four-year lifespan in Australia but will easily eclipse this figure, in far less time, with the new model now on sale.

Strong signs for Nissan’s new EV but real test to come after satisfying early demand

16 Jul 2019

-NISSAN’S long-awaited return to market with the second-generation Leaf electric vehicle will serve as an important litmus test for the industry as it gauges just how far the Australian psyche has moved towards the fledgling, but increasingly significant, category.


-Sales of full-electric models and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are slowly building momentum in line with new model launches across various brands, bolstered by early recharging-infrastructure announcements and a growing awareness among the general public that electric cars are becoming an undeniable part of our lives, whether we own one or not.


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