Nissan LEAF sales in September 2018

New Nissan LEAF

As usual, Nissan released the European sales figures long after other markets, but finally we’ve all the data available.

Let’s see and compare to previous month.



  • Europe: 4.596
  • Japan: 2.811
  • USA: 1.563
  • Canada: 605
  • Total: 9.575



  • Europe: 2.480
  • Japan: 2.065
  • USA: 1.315
  • Canada: 1.050
  • Total: 6.910


As expected, overall the sales were boosted in the last month of the third quarter, especially in Europe. Only in Canada, sales decreased, mostly because the generous 14.000 CAD (9.280 euros) EV rebate in Ontario was terminated.

Anyway, Nissan proves that the most important thing to sell electric cars is to make them available. They don’t have to be perfect.



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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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3 years ago

I think you’re right about the availability thing. I met a couple with a 2018 Leaf at a fast charger recently, and they originally wanted an Ioniq, but the wait time was really long, so they got the Leaf instead so they could take advantage of the Ontario rebate.

The 605 is a really good number for Canada, although it still might include some rebate eligible deliveries at the beginning of September. I think there are almost as many 2018 Leafs now in Canada as there are 2012-2017 Leafs.

BC and Quebec still have EV incentives, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Leaf numbers keep up over the next few months.

3 years ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Indeed the case. In the Netherlands for most employees that have a business car it’s hard to get a Ioniq or Kona because of the long delivery time. Mostly they are only allowed to choose a car that is on stock or can be delivered within a few months.

Illia Drobchak
3 years ago


Tesla Model 3 – 23565
Nissan Leaf – 9575

Tesla Model 3 – 82265
Nissan Leaf – 66348

Illia Drobchak
3 years ago
Reply to  Illia Drobchak

But still…
Nissan Leaf is the second best-selling EV in the world. Both September and YTD. And yes, it is just because it is available

3 years ago

In Portugal the problem of the ioniq besides delivery is price…. in December 2017 (when Idecided to buy the leaf 40kw) was WAY HIGHER than the Leafs…i bought my leaf for 30.750€ (before tax incentives) and Ioniq was 39.000€… that is a BIG difference in price…. Hyundai should sell ioniq around 30KEUR as in all other countries… but frankly, they just dont want to sell them….