Nissan is planning to make their all-electric Leaf available around on the global market. Pierre Loing, VP of product planning and zero-emission business at Nissan International, "believes zero-emission vehicles will account for 10 percent of global vehicle sales by 2020." He added that Nissan "had very high ambitions for the Leaf in the US and was setting up a factory with a maximum annual capacity of 200 000 units" and predicts Nissan Leaf will grab "a significant share" of the global zero-emission vehicles market.1
With 15,000 LEAF already sold globally since 20120, Nissan Leaf is the first mass-market EV. This includes 8,000 units in the United States, 6,000 in Japan and 1,000 in Europe.According to Nissan, Leaf car owner related expenses are cheaper than conventional fuel car. Because the car is produced with fewer moving parts, the maintenance is expected to be cheaper by about 15, than a car using gas or diesel.