2013 Nissan LEAF

2013 Nissan LEAF

Last month, Nissan sold 1,257 LEAFs in Japan, which perhaps doesn't sound like a record, but compared to the low October 2012 number of 662 units, this represents a substantial  improvement.

Through the first 10 months of 2013, LEAF sales have been growing at a steady rate in Japan, already reaching 10,480 units - more than in the whole of 2011 (10,310).

In 2012, a total of 11,115 LEAFs were sold in Japan.

But is this growth rate high? Not especially, considering that the quick charging infrastructure is much larger than a year or two years ago and that the LEAF prices have come down.

At this rate, Nissan will not change the world any time soon and will probably need another price drop to spark LEAF sales in Japan to even higher levels.