Nissan LEAF Sales Open 2017 Strong In Japan
The Nissan LEAF seems immune to kWh-deficiency in Japan, as the 30 kWh edition simply keeps selling strongly.
It has now been more than a year since the introduction of car’s 30 kWh battery pack (and range bump from 85 to 107 miles), and sales results are still better significantly better than in the previous period with the 24 kWh car – a rarity when compared to other markets for the LEAF around the world.
In January, sales amounted to 1,431 cars (which was actually down 43% versus the first full debut month of the 30 kWh a year ago), but still one of the better historical results (8th).
In reality, the Japanese EV market doesn’t provide much competition for the LEAF, which combined with a CHAdeMO-rich charging network and shorter range daily drive requirements of the locals, seem to be a sufficient enough offering to get it easily through to the next generation offering, which arrives shortly.
Total sales in Japan have increased to 73,925.