The Nissan Leaf, which offers up to 200 miles per charge, has been the bestselling electric vehicle in the world, overtaking the Volkswagen Passat, which was sold in just six countries.
Its sales are also expected to increase in the future, with more electric vehicles on the way.
But the Nissan Leaf has seen its popularity in the past few years cut in half due to a range-extender system introduced by the UK’s government.
That means the car is less popular than other EVs in the same class.
A range-limiting system meant the Leaf could only run for 15,000 miles before needing a recharging station, and the price tag was set at £1,500 per month, compared with £2,500 for a similar EV in the US.
In the past, the Leaf has also been the target of criticism, with some customers saying the battery could be used to charge their iPhones or iPads at night.
Despite its woes, Nissan is set to sell more than 7 million Leaf cars in the coming year.
The UK’s new lease deals are also coming to an end, with Nissan leasing its vehicles back to customers who have paid the full price.
This means the vehicle is on a par with the current lease payments in the market, according to the company.
“It’s been a long and rewarding relationship for Nissan and the UK government,” said Mike Boggess, Nissan UK’s managing director of EV leasing.
He added that it is hoped this will provide an incentive for people to stay in the Nissan ecosystem and take part in the extended lease.
It also comes as other automakers and other carmakers have announced new EV deals with the government, and will be offering new vehicles as well.
BMW is in talks with the UK Government to extend its lease, while Nissan plans to sell a range of vehicles through the end of the year.