Nissan LEAF sales in September 2018

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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.

 

September

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

 

August

  • 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.

 

 

More info:

https://newsroom.nissan-europe.com/eu/en-gb/media/pressreleases/426238217/nissan-reports-europe-sales-for-september-2018

https://nissannews.com/en-CA/nissan/canada/releases/nissan-group-reports-september-2018-canadian-sales

https://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-group-reports-sept-2018-u-s-sales

http://www.jada.or.jp/contents/data/ranking.html

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. 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.

    1. That also happens in Europe. Many people would prefer the super efficient Hyundai IONIQ Electric, but the Nissan LEAF is what’s available.

      1. 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.

  2. Traditionally,

    September
    Tesla Model 3 – 23565
    Nissan Leaf – 9575

    YTD
    Tesla Model 3 – 82265
    Nissan Leaf – 66348

    1. 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. 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 2.zero 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….

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