Nissan LEAF sales in Japan – June 2016
Nissan continues its great sales run this year in Japan, achieving best June ever.
With 1,323 sales, that result is 48% better than a year ago.
In total 9,407 LEAFs have now been sold in the first six months of this year (which is 71% more than in 2015) - enough to exceed the entire 2015 sales run of 9,057.
Domestically, the 30 kWh LEAFs has been met with a lot of increased demand, unlike in the U.S. which has seen LEAF sales fall to new lows (down 41% at 5,793 sales through June). Some of the reasons for the discrepancy may perhaps be due to less need for longer range cars on the island, or Japan's huge DC fast charging infrastructure...or just the fact that Americans have been pounded with the notion that long range, inexpensive 200 mile EVs will be arriving soon.
In total, there is now over 67,000 LEAFs on Japanese roads today.