More than 15.335 units of the Nissan Leaf were already sold in Japan since the debut of the new generation in October last year.
In February 3.720 Nissan Leafs were sold in Japan and it seems that monthly sales in 2018 have finally stabilized around this figure.
However, outside Japan we still don’t know how high can monthly sales go. Nonetheless, with already more than 19.000 orders in Europe and 13.000 in the United States of America it’s clear that the decentralized production strategy for the Nissan Leaf pays off.
The Nissan Leaf might not be the best electric car, but at least customers don’t have to wait an eternity to get it.
Even with the much better 2019 Nissan Leaf just around the corner, people are buying the 2018 model year. For anyone that wants an electric car now, it doesn’t matter how great future electric cars will be.
The success of the 2018 Nissan Leaf proves that many people want electric cars now. They don’t have to be perfect, the 2018 Nissan Leaf clearly isn’t.
However, unlike the outgoing model, the new Nissan Leaf is now a good looking car, with decent range and plenty of safety features. All these characteristics combined with shorter delivery times make this electric car better positioned than the alternatives to become the best selling electric car in 2018.
Thanks for the head ups Michał.