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 |  Aug 05 2011, 2:00 PM

Nissan’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn reported back in late July that ”with more than 10,100 electric Nissan Leaf vehicles already sold worldwide” the Japanese automaker is “clearly the global leader in zero emission mobility” but, these numbers were never verified.

However, it has now been confirmed that Nissan has officially topped the 10,000-unit milestone globally. Nissan spokeswoman Katherine Zachary said the sales of the Leaf, “crossed the 10,000 mark a couple weeks ago.” The exact number is not known due to the Nissan’s “summer holiday” shutdown in Japan.

The Nissan Leaf will retail for $35,200 in the SV trim and $37,250 for the SL trim. The annual cost of running the Leaf on electric power is expected to cost as little as just $561. Furthermore, the Leaf returns a very impressive 99-mpg on average. That means the electric car returns 106-mpg city and 92-mpg listing for highway driving.

[Source: Autoblog Green]