Nissan LEAF Outsells Pulsar ICE In UK By 2 To 1
LEAF crushed the Pulsar, its closest ICE counterpart within the Nissan brand in the UK.
Extracting plug-in car sales results for the British market is not easy, but finally we got some insights on the second-generation Nissan LEAF.
LEAF noted roughly 4,100 sales in the first seven months of 2018, which is almost half of total 8,322 all-electric car sales for the period in the UK. Not bad taking into consideration that LEAF deliveries began in volume in March.
On the other hand, the Nissan Pulsar – the rather close conventional counterpart to the LEAF – found only 2,100 sales in the first seven months.
Outselling Pulsar 2:1, despite the fact that the LEAF is roughly twice as expensive, is something that should encourage Nissan to invest more in EVs, especially since the LEAF is also the best-selling plug-in in Europe.
NISSAN LEAF OUTSELLS PULSAR ICE ALMOST 2:1 IN UK
-LEAF (BEV electric) outsells direct ICE competitor
-New LEAF only came to market in March
-Likely based on same platform (same wheelbase)
-LEAF double Pulsar price
-LEAF No.1 BEV Europe
-UK No.2 European LEAF market pic.twitter.com/cPMgJzhIY9
— Matthias Schmidt (@auto_schmidt) August 16, 2018