Nissan Leaf worldwide sales in May

2018 Nissan Leaf at Tennessee plant

It seems that Nissan Leaf’s monthly worldwide sales are stabilizing at around 7.000 units. Unfortunately sales in the USA are underwhelming, but this isn’t surprising, since the longer-range Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Tesla Model 3 are also available in that region.

Anyway, let’s see the sales figures for last month.

  • Europe: 2.814
  • Japan: 1.765
  • USA: 1.576
  • Canada: 906
  • Total: 7.061


Previous months

  • April: 6.941
  • March: 11.105 (end of Q1)
  • February: 6.339


Could Nissan repeat the 5-digit sales figures of March (end of Q1) this year? Maybe it’ll happen this month (end of Q2). What do you think?



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  1. The aesc 40kwh battery is not good. Not to have BMS or TMS… Makes it a joke. Thats why sells dont grow.

  2. I think they have production constrains and that the car can sell way better.

    1. I agree. 6 months or more of waiting for the car in some European countries.

      1. I Canada, new order can only be placed for the 2019 model.

  3. Pillarse un eléctrico como este Leaf con baterías AESC de dudosa fiabilidad y sin refrigeración líquida es una decisión de muy alto riesgo. Yo me esperaría a la versión de 60kwh que serán celdas de alta calidad LG y refrigeradas por líquido. Yo de momento estoy contento con mi ioniq HEV pero he notado que con temperaturas altas “hoy 30 grados centígrados” y el climatizador trabajando a tope el rendimiento baja sensiblemente, incluso así he conseguido una media de 4,3l/100km en vías interurbanas y autovía a ritmo tranquilo.

  4. 11105 has 5 digits.

  5. The Nissan Leaf 2018 is a new chassis, mounted on the old technology, in a way it is a prototype / beta for the next 60 kWh version which should be available by the end of 2019.
    It has a significant #rapidgate (lack of battery cooling) problem which limits this car in summer to one decently fast charge per trip, which results in a range of about 300-350 km (200 miles). After that the charging speed drops by about 50%.
    While this car will have its appeal to some customers, mostly to those who were in the market for the old short/mid range commuter versions and just want a bit more range and few new gadgets, it won’t be a major success.
    This will go to the direct competitor Hyundai Kona 40 and 64 kWh. In the case of this EV only production numbers will be the limiting factor.

    1. What makes you think Hyundai will be selling more than 20 units in Europe? Look mate, what you wrote, everyone knows. The Leaf sucks, yes, but there is absolutely no alternative whatsoever. Ah but model 3 and Kona and imperial space destroyers. When? Price? Will they be pulling a Oneplus one stunt? And what kind of Leaf will Nissan be selling by then? The truth please, enough with the marketing hype. I would be more than happy to eat my hat but…

  6. If Nissan would lower the price, the volumes would increase despite any perceived technical shortcomings. That Nissan have not indicates that it isn’t profitable to do so at this time.

    Side note: I think the rapidgate issue is a bit overblown. I drove 300 km yesterday, starting with a half charged battery followed by two quick charges. The first one kept a constant 39 kW charge rate from 38% SOC to 70%. Outside temperature was 30 C (it was one of the very rare hot days in Sweden) and the car had been in the sun all day.

  7. Henrik, hur gick det andra snabbladdningen då?

  8. Wasn’t Nissan going to expand the Leaf into new markets, like South America? I can’t remember when that was supposed to happen, but perhaps they are sending some of their production to get ready to launch in those new markets?

    1. The Nissan Leaf will be available in Brazil next year. It definitely needs a TMS to be sold in South America.

      1. Ah, ok, so the ~7K/month might just be their production (Europe) + sales (NA) limit for the 40kwh model.

  9. Are the battery sourced centrallly hen distributed to different factories (US, England,Japan). 7000 batteries per month is the limit?

  10. Magnus, the second charge must have gone slower but as the human thermal management system is a limit we were focused on the ice cream. The car was charged when we came back. This is a typical problem with the fast chargers. I go and eat with the children which takes so long that the car charges much more than needed for the trip.

    One benefit of the new Leaf: you can leave it on during fast charging and run the AC or heating. Great if the children are sleeping. My old Leaf refused to start with the Chademo connected.

  11. Less concerned about rapid charging and more about general battery management in the LEAF. It will be interesting to see if the new software fix really helps the reported issues in the 2016/17 cars.

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