Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Drop In Japan Continues In May
Both the Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are struggling with sales this year in Japan.
LEAF sales dropped 36% year-over-year to 474 in May, after a 44% drop in April.
After five months, LEAF sales stand at 4,598, almost 18% less than a year ago.
The Other best selling plug-in car on the market – the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – is seeing sales go down too.
With just 289 sales in May, Outlander PHEV took a hit of -49% year-over-year.
2,706 units sold by the end of May is over 39% less than a year ago.
Hopefully the situation will improve, especially with the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV coming in July and maybe a new longer range LEAF later this year.
Right now, electric car sales in Japan are probably at the lowest levels in two and a half years.