With 2.172 new registrations (2.340 including used units) in Norway last month, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is leading alone with 15,1 % market share. The #rapidgate clearly doesn’t affect deliveries in cold countries, which is understandable.
Norway’s passenger car sales:
- Nissan Leaf: 2.172 (15,1 %)
- Tesla Model X: 727 (5 %)
- Volkswagen Golf: 697 (4,8 %)
- Tesla Model S: 676 (4,7 %)
- BMW i3: 528 (3,7 %)
- Mitsubishi Outlander: 463 (3,2 %)
- Volvo V90: 453 (3,1 %)
- Renault Zoe: 347 (2,4 %)
- Volvo XC60 339 (2,4 %)
- Toyota Rav4: 295 (2 %)
If Nissan can keep deliveries going at the current pace, more than 20.000 Nissan Leafs could be delivered this year in Norway.
It’s very probable that Nordic countries can absorb all production capacity and Nissan will prioritize deliveries to this region. It would be smart to treat the 2018 Nissan Leaf as a regional Nordic Edition, until the 2019 Nissan Leaf arrives with a battery suitable for every climate.
Anyway, there’s no doubt that Nissan – unlike many other legacy automakers – wants to sell its electric car, especially now that the gas counterpart Nissan Pulsar will soon be discontinued and the Nissan Leaf will be alone in its segment. The 2019 Nissan Leaf will even be sold in Brazil (a very warm country).
Nonetheless, it’s strange that only 1.500 units were sold in the USA last month, considering that the European plant was the last to initiate production.
In the coming months, where do you think the 2018 Nissan Leaf will sell better? Europe, North America or Japan?