Cardiff’s Wessex Garages on Hadfield Road saw a 200% increase in the sales of the Nissan Leaf in September compared to the same month last year.
Carl Thorne, Electric Vehicle Specialist at Wessex Garages, said, “The sales last month of the Leaf are the best we have ever had. Our results also reflect what was seen nationally.
“Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the Nissan Leaf clocked up 851 sales during September, up 156% on the same month last year (332 sold).
“September was the biggest single Nissan Leaf sales month ever for any European country. This is such great news. We are delighted to see people investing in Nissan’s 100% electric car.
“The public seem to be more aware of the benefits of switching to an electric vehicle such as the low running costs and environmental aspects. The practically of the Leaf is really drawing people to make the purchase.”
Sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles continue to rapidly increase, with a record number of people taking advantage of government grants.
Between July and September 2014, over 5,000 grants were provided, more than double the number than in the previous 3 months and almost a third of all grants since the scheme was launched in 2010. There are now over 17,000 grant funded ULEVs on the UK’s roads.