Nissan Leaf sales in June

New 2018 Nissan Leaf in white

Last month, Europe continued to be Nissan Leaf’s strongest market with 3.377 units sold.


Let’s see the numbers for June.

  • Europe: 3.377
  • Japan: 1.462
  • USA: 1.367
  • Canada: 492
  • Total: 6.698


Previous month (May)

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


Best month yet (March)

  • Europe: 6.503
  • Japan: 2.997
  • USA: 1.500
  • Canada: 423
  • Total: 11.423


It’s a bit disappointing that June (end of the Q2) didn’t outperform March or even May. However, the future is promising. Not only the twin brother Nissan Sylphy is already available to order in China, during the current fiscal year (from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019), Nissan will launch the Leaf in seven new markets. They are: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. While Indonesia and Philippines are under consideration.

Furthermore, with the much awaited introduction of the 2019 Nissan Leaf with longer range and TMS (Thermal Management System), this electric car will finally be on sale in South America.


Anyway, it’s evident that the Nissan Leaf is selling pretty poorly in the USA. Considering that North Americans have access to the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3 this is not surprising. Nissan needs to launch the longer range 2019 Nissan Leaf in the USA as soon as possible.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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Juan Francisco Diez
3 years ago

I live in Argentina. I think Nissan Will sale 10 Leaf a month here.

David B
3 years ago

I’m in the US. They were heavily discounting them in June. As much as $7500 off MSRP. And noticed the pricing went back up July 1st. But still discounted. Just not as much. I was watching several cars and none of them are sold. I’m more interested in the longer range version. Bolts were also heavily discounted. So neither car is selling at MSRP.

Illia Drobchak
3 years ago

Hi, I would like to add that it is first month ever when Tesla Model 3 outsold Nissan Leaf (8025 against 6698).

Sadly, Model 3 is going to harm all EVs at US at first and than in Europe.

Illia Drobchak
3 years ago
Reply to  Illia Drobchak

At now they standing at 41746 for Nissan Leaf and 26620 for Tesla Model 3 for first 6 months of 2018

3 years ago
Reply to  Illia Drobchak

Why do you say sadly? It’s a good thing if they sell. It can only be a bad thing if the car has indeed very poor reliability. I don’t like the model 3 because I think many people will be waiting for a unicorn that will never come (like 800 hp all wheel drive for 35k USD). But if it sells, that’s a good thing. Provided the wheels don’t fall off.

3 years ago

A few weeks ago I had an American guest. He had just arrived and said, well I’m off to Algarve and be back tomorrow. Going to have dinner with them. Lagosta. I was like wow, crazy American. It’s a six hour drive to Algarve. Americans are special, you have to give them that. Anyways, I think I understand better now why the Leaf won’t sell in the US

Marcel Guldemond
3 years ago

The low sales in the US is a very curious thing, but maybe like Ricardo says, too many Americans expect to be able to long road trips with zero planning, so they’re waiting for the long range version.

Canadian sales have been quite good, but expect that to drop quite a bit in July now that Ontario has voted in a neanderthal for premier and all of our environmental programs are getting abruptly cancelled, including EV subsidies. Quebec and BC will probably still have decent sales, but I’m guessing Ontario will slow down a lot.

Don Zenga
3 years ago

Leaf sales are decreasing gradually despite a 70 km/43 mile increase in range and a slight reduction in price.
I think the dealers are not trying their best. Either Nissan should start selling Leafs directly to customers or at least to dealers who set up a Electric vehicle only showroom just like the Smart For-2.