New Nissan LEAF Ready To Charge Up These 16 Markets

APR 23 2018 BY MARK KANE 17

Since its introduction in 2010, Nissan LEAF availability expanded so far to 51 markets worldwide as more than 320,000 were sold.

2018 Nissan LEAF

According to the latest announcement, 16 more markets soon will added to make the LEAF’s offering even more global.

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Those 16 countries are:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay

As you can see, there’s no India, Indonesia or Philippines, which were under consideration.

During the last 12 months (FY2017), Nissan sold 54,451 LEAFs (first and second generation), which is 15% more than in the previous one-year period.

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17 Comments on "New Nissan LEAF Ready To Charge Up These 16 Markets"

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“Those 16 countries are:

Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn’t an independent country. It is SAR (special administrative region) of China. And that isn’t for argument. (different from the topic of Taiwan and China).

The body of the article is correct in calling it “16 markets”. But it is 15 countries and 1 SAR.

You’re right that HK isn’t a country, but it’s one of only two SARs, so a phrasing like “xxx countries and one SAR” would be weird. “xxx countries and territories” is the way it would usually be phrased. Either way, HK is definitely a separate market from mainland China, given it needs RHD cars.

Hm, you guys both missed Puerto Rico. Just like the US government and mainstream media.

Perhaps Nissan should start there by joining Tesla to offer batter storage and solar systems at a discount price.

Another Euro point of view

If it does really enter all those new markets Nissan could easily sale 200k Nissan Leaf per year. Probably more.

Puerto Rico isn’t a country. It’s part of the USA.

Good point. Another “territory” rather than country.

Puerto Rico is most definitely a country. It is just not an independent country. Puerto Rico is a “Free Associated State” of the United States. It doesn’t get two Senators in Washington nor any electoral votes to elect the President of the United States nor does it pay US Federal Taxes.

The Israeli importer claims it will be available here “soon” .

Strange that it’s not sold there yet. Afraid of the heat maybe?
In warm US states, there have been complaints.
I would guess they wait until the new batteries are ready. Extra cooling.

I have not been to Israel for a couple of years, but I remember all the solar installations on houses and solar water heaters , they talked about solar power in the Negev desert and stuff.
Israel would be perfect for solar panels, and a storage solution. They have the sun all right, and roofs to put it on. There are not too much land for larger solar fields, but with smart roof top integration they could go 100% renewable very quickly.. Solar power to make water, to charge cars and buses.
I remember I was in an area where a company tested vertical farming with solar power to move the drive mechanism. In another area they tested semi transparent solar panels, which protected crops from too much sun and with the added benefit of energy production.

China will very obviously be the most important country (market).

The next question will be: “Will Nissan then also start producing the Nissan Leaf in China as well?

There was an article awhile back that China was factory number 4. And Chinese ownership of the battery company was part of why they sold the battery operation… to penetrate Chinese market. I don’t know the status of that theory though.

Puerto Rico is sort of surprising.. Most of the island doesn’t even have reliable electricity. Not the best place for EVs at the moment. However, if it weren’t for that they’d make tons of since being range wouldn’t be so much of an issue since there isn’t that far you can drive.

You are right . I went to elementary school on that island and was taught that the island dimension was 100 miles long and 33 miles wide plus there ferries that will take you to Dominica Republic. The Island is perfect for the Evs

To circumnavigate the whole island, you would need to travel 385 KM/240 MI.

Nissan has attempted to sell the Leaf in some of these countries before but they overpriced the Leaf and it did not sell well.
Nissan then pulled the Leaf from sale in those countries and said they did not support EV’s.
If Nissan can give honest pricing on par with the rest of the world then yes they will sell well, if not then leave the market to a company like Tesla who has fair pricing throughout their markets.

Nice! Going to Latin America is particularly smart, as US demand for the Leaf 2 is more iffy than in Europe/Japan, so this provides a potential outlet for the US plant’s output.

I assume they’re already on offer in Mexico?

Isn’t the Leaf already sold in China as the Venucia e30?