In September Nissan Sold 1,175 LEAFs in Europe; Tesla Model S Sales Nearly Matched That
Nissan announced that last month sales of LEAF in all of Europe amounted to 1,175 units.
“Another revamped model in the Nissan line-up, the all-electric Nissan LEAF recorded 1,175 units sold in September. These European sales contributed to the global milestone hit this month with over 83,000 units sold since the launch.”
For sure this is not a breakout level of sales (not even a record), but when we compare this number to European sales of 66,303 Nissan vehicles in September, we see a 1.77% share for the electric. This mean that for the Nissan brand alone, sales of EVs are closing in on the automaker’s 10% market share goal by 2020 with approximately 7 years to go.
The previous high water market share was set last March when 1,305 LEAFs were sold from 80,689 total Nissan vehicles. That’s around 1.62% market share so hopefully this will grow.
There’s one more point of view to examine…Tesla’s point of view.
Tesla Motors delivered in September approximately 1,000 Model S sedans in Europe (616 in Norway alone, 170 in the Netherlands plus hundreds more in several other countries). The juxtaposition of 1,000 Teslas against 1,175 LEAFs doesn’t look as good for Nissan as it does for Tesla.