Last month, Nissan Leaf sales recovered in two important markets. In Japan they increased from 874 (April) to 1.765 (May), while in the USA they increased from 1.171 (April) to 1.576 (May).
Nonetheless, in Norway, registrations continue to drop, with the 1.211 Nissan Leaf units registered in April dropping to only 830 in May. In here, Nissan Leaf risks losing its leadership status again to the Volkswagen e-Golf in the following months.
In the other two important markets for electric cars, France and Germany, the Renault Zoe continues to be the best selling electric car. In part, because in these two countries public 22 kW EVSEs are everywhere and the on-board Chameleon charger of the Zoe is a great advantage over the competition – that has to rely on expensive and scarse DC fast chargers.
Anyway, it was the Tesla Model 3 that shined last month with 6.250 estimated sales – in the USA only – and this is just the beginning. In the following months, legacy automakers will be ridiculed with their laughable sales figures for zero emission cars. Even Nissan and Renault that we now praise for the effort will look sloppy.