Nissan LEAF sales in October 2018

Nissan LEAF sales in October 2018
Nissan LEAF is now available to pre-order in South Korea
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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.



  • Europe: 4.758
  • Japan: 1.675
  • USA: 1.234
  • Canada: 640
  • Total: 8.307


In Europe the LEAF outsold my favorite supermini, the Micra.


Top 5 models in Europe (October 2018)
# Model Vehicle sales
1 Qashqai 16.264
2 JUKE 5.258
3 X-TRAIL 5.159
4 LEAF 4.758
5 Micra 4.552


Nonetheless, every month in Europe the Qashqai SUV almost outsells all the other Nissan cars combined. For this reason Nissan is already preparing an electric compact SUV. However, Tesla with the Model Y might fill the gap sooner than Nissan.



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


Anyway, while current Nissan LEAF sales aren’t impressive, this will soon change. Not only the longer range and more powerful e-Plus version is coming, but also next year Nissan will make this electric car available in more countries, such as South KoreaAustralia and Brazil.



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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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Illia Drobchak
Illia Drobchak
2 years ago

So, this month, Nissan Leaf is only third globally)

BAIC EC – 20648
Tesla Model 3 – 18600
Nissan Leaf – 8307

Tesla Model 3 – 101246
Nissan Leaf – 74355
BAIC EC – 68025

2 years ago
Reply to  Illia Drobchak

Qashqai and JUKE are selling like hotcakes, instead. Somehow people have money for the (way!) overpriced models and the cars which the rest of us need – we still can’t afford them; or, whatever’s the reason: nowhere to charge. Dunno..:)

2 years ago
Reply to  v1adimir

Oic., sorry, what you were saying: seems like Tesla’s running a better hustle? xD

2 years ago

Hola Pedro Lima.
Por la cuenta que le trae a Nissan más le vale que su E-Plus con batería de Lg y refrigerada por liquido tenga el éxito esperado. El actual con sus baterías AESC sin refrigeración líquida le esta dando muchos problemas y quejas de los clientes……..Nissan no escarmienta ni quiere aprender, igual que Tesla con su Model 3 con la batería más avanzada del mercado y hinchandose a vender, cuando llegue al mercado el roadster con 200kwh de batería y 1000km de autonomía real sera historico. Por cierto Pedro Lima que opina de la empresa Enevate se ve que en la última ronda de financiación el grupo Renault-Nissan-Mitshubishi a invertido en ella. ¿Cree que llegaran a comercializar sus celdas con anodo de Silicio 300wh/kg-800wh/l?. Muchas gracias por su atención Pedro Lima.

Pedro Lima
2 years ago
Reply to  Rafael

Hola Rafael.

It does looks good for Enevate, not only the investment from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, but also from LG Chem.

Enevate says that their anodes are 70 % silicon, while I can’t find anywhere how they did it, I guess that they use ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) coating.

So yes, high content silicon anodes are definitely possible and the technology is real. It’s just a matter of time before mass production.

If you combine high silicon content anodes with high nickel content (NCM 811) cathodes and solid state electrolytes you get an almost “perfect” battery. Let’s see who does it first. Lithium metal anodes will be the next step.