In December 2018 Nissan Sold 3,604 LEAFs In Europe

JAN 15 2019 BY MARK KANE 10

Overall, the year 2018 was outstanding and put the LEAF at #1

December was a slightly weaker month of second-generation Nissan LEAF sales in Europe. According to the latest report, only 3,604 were sold by the manufacturer, while the average for the second half of the year was around 4,000.

The LEAF still accounts for a decent 7.6% of total Nissan car sales in Europe.

Total sales of LEAF in Europe exceeded 40,000 this year, but the irregularity of sales reports released by Nissan prevents us from knowing the precise number. Anyways, it’s enough to make the LEAF the best-selling all-electric (and plug-in) car model in Europe.

Total Nissan LEAF sales in the four biggest markets amounted to 5,951 in December:

  • Europe – 3,604 and over 40,000 YTD
  • Japan – 455 and 25,722 YTD
  • U.S. – 1,667 and 14,715 YTD
  • Canada – 225 and 5,735 YTD

We assume that around 90,000 LEAFs were sold in 2018, which is an all-time high for the model and one of the highest results among BEVs in 2018. Stay tuned for sales report for worldwide EV sales in 2018.

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What about Leaf sales in China?

they sell a different model in China, but looks very similar to the Leaf

The Venucia and the Sylphy ZE. Great cars Nissan might sell several thousand of those even thought the economy is down in China now.

We need millions of inexpensive EVs in America and in China too. Most people where I live buy $5 to $10 gasoline for a whole week. I don’t buy gasoline very often but when I do I check out spending habits and I wear gloves to avoid communicable diseases from gas pump handles.

The EV that everybody in the US foras bashes. Well done!

It is a good EV for 2015.

The 2012 is a classic. Best one yet, just make sure the range suites your commute.

Not bad results for a car that already has a big upgrade coming very soon. Nissan keeps plugging away with incremental improvement. Now that I’ve seen the new Leaf in person a fair bit, I like the design. Nothing beautiful but I’d have no problem driving it. New 62 kwh battery really extends the utility of the car.

I’ll be watching with interest for more details, reviews, and initial US sales of the big battery Leaf.

As per Jose Pontes EV November report of global sales, the three contenders for best selling plug-car of 2018 were the Model 3, the BAIC EC series (last year winner) and the Nissan Leaf. Based on the Leaf global sales volume reported here, and you earlier report about 160,000 NEVs sold in China, which has a table with the top selling plug-ins in China for 2018, it is official, the Model 3 won the crown as the world’s 2018 most sold plug-in passenger car, the podium is as follows:

Tesla Model 3: 145,846
BAIC EC: 90,637
Nissan Leaf: ~90,000

Final figures are required to know which car ended second.

Congratulations to Tesla and Elon Musk, the Model S was the first car in Tesla’s lineup to win this title, and now the Model 3, but this time it seems the Model 3 will hold to the crown for several years, until it caches the Leaf in a couple years time for the title of best selling plug-in car in history.

Excellent news, they will all enjoy their new EVs.