In 2018 Nissan Sold In Europe 40,699 LEAFs

JAN 23 2019 BY MARK KANE 18

The LEAF is first and only electric car to crack the 40,000 mark in Europe

Nissan just released the final numbers of Nissan LEAF sales in Europe for the past 2018 year – 40,699 were sold. LEAF never was selling better in Europe and is above any other BEV or PHEV.

The big part of LEAF’s success in Europe is Norway, where the Japanese flagship is the top selling car of any kind! With 12,303 sales, Norway takes 30.2% of total LEAF sales in Europe, which is hilarious compared to the tiny population of Norway (about 5 million) and rest of the continent (two orders of magnitude higher).

“Sales of the award-winning, all-electric Nissan LEAF are surging throughout Europe as consumer appetite for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow. Norway has emerged as a standout market for the LEAF, with more car buyers opting for the EV over any other car on sale.”

Nissan probably would be able to sell more LEAFs in Europe and wasn’t able to fulfill all the outstanding orders.

The new Nissan LEAF e+ version with 62 kWh battery will be available in summer, months later than in Japan (January) and U.S. (Spring).

“To ensure LEAF remains the most competitive EV offering on the market, Nissan recently confirmed two new versions of the LEAF for Europe. The addition of the new Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition, which is fitted with an uprated 62kWh battery, which brings enhanced performance and a range of up to 239 Miles*** from a single charge.

The new Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO equipped with a 40kWh battery brings to Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle an 8-inch infotainment screen enabling additional connectivity services such as door-to-door navigation. An all-new and improved NissanConnect EV app will also be available when the new LEAF 3.ZERO goes on sale in Europe.  In addition to new connected services, it also benefits from new colour options, including a contrasting roof, enabling more scope for personalisation, enhancing the appeal of Nissan EV ownership even further.”

“Both the Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition and the Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO are available to order now, with first deliveries expected in summer 2019.”

Ken Ramirez, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan Europe said:

“This latest announcement marks the start of a very optimistic 2019 for our EV range. The fact that the Nissan LEAF is still the default choice for EV buyers in Europe is a testament to its all-round capability as the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – especially with the ever-growing range of competitors.”

“We can celebrate standout sales success with Norway as an example, as it highlights how the Nissan electric ecosystem has established itself as a sustainable lifestyle choice in a relatively short space of time. With the range now stronger than ever, we look forward to welcoming more customers to EV ownership in the coming months.”

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2019 T M3 will Crush all

The Nissan Leaf will take its sales Lumps in Europe in 2019. The T M3 will deliver the majority of those injuries, where / when it becomes available in significant numbers.

Norway should be the T M3 beach head in Europe, if the Tesla deliveries can ramp up to fulfill existing demand.

Nobody ever asks themselves self will I buy a Tesla or a Nissan?

Fundamentally Tesla is a luxury brand while Nissan is a mass market brand

Another case of “Wow, what a great number for… wait… this isn’t a monthly or quarterly number… that’s the full year? That’s… sad.”

Tesla sold 26k Model S Model X in the US in 2018.

=> “Wow. Great numbers! Go Tesla!”

These cars cost x3 so you need to multiply Tesla numbers by 3. 🙂

Name one EV that has sold more in Europe in a year? Oh wait, name one EV that has sold more than that in the USA in a year. There is only one to name… so how that number of sales can be considered sad is beyond me.

THe Tesla Cultist

I don’t think it’s sad, I have 2016 Leaf and I think that TM3 will dominate 2019 like crazy, simply because they can deliver and if they release 35k, there will be huge boom

Great. Next step from Nissan must be another EV, and quickly.

You have to wait for after Tokyo Olympics end 2020 in best case.

Since Model 3 are sold in those numbers in 1 month, Model 3 will dominate the world very soon, I think it will be in 2019 and just you wait when they release 35k version

Apparently Tesla is barely making a profit selling $50k versions. There will be no $35k model 3 anytime soon. That would mean Tesla losing money again at a fast pace.
Model 3 will have big sales in Europe in the first quarter, maybe they’ll extend to the 2nd quarter, but I doubt they’ll be selling more than the leaf after that – it’s just too expensive.

I’ll believe it when I see it if you can actually order a model 3 with final price at 35k in 2019.
what can they take away to get to 35k ??
autopilot hardware
glass roof
leather seats
smaller screen

I am also aware that they will feed peoples demand for long range version very soon and if they don’t bring 35k version in 2nd half of 2019 the demand and sales will decrease, maybe they will even keep the long range and middle range and gradually decrease prices of current versions

If you think about it, Hyundai can do it now with Kona with 258 miles EPA for 36 450$ which is almost identical to mid range that is for 44 000$
And Model 3 with 220 miles range for 35 000$ will not be that competitive since they even lost federal tax, so I think that they have to think about this and try hard to come up with some good plan to keep the sales up and to stay competitive

Personally I think that mid range version should be the lowest range version and the price should be 35k $

That’s so fetch.

A Pass mark for 2019 is 60,000 into Europe then.

Great news. Families all over the world will love these reliable cars for generations. When you select your EV make sure it has twice the range of your daily commute. You need additional range for heat, AC, and extra errands. If you can use your EV daily in the 20-80% charge range and save 100% charges for trips out of town to Granny’s house it might last a lifetime. 20-80% charge is the LION sweet spot. Enjoy.