November Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius Plug-In Sales Strong in Japan
Thanks to the introduction of next generation Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius Prime (early in 2017), the Japanese plug-in market revives itself and grows toward 1% market share.
The new Nissan LEAF, in its second month on the market, was able to register 1,912 sales (up 109%) despite the fact that Nissan was forced to stop all its plants for a while due to issues in the final inspection process for vehicles produced for the Japanese market.
In October LEAF sales began with a record of 3,629.
That would put the LEAF tally for the year at 14,619. As it’s just a few hundred units less than record year 2016, December will bring a new record for yearly LEAF sales in Japan.
In total, Nissan delivered in Japan more than 87,000 LEAFs since December 2010.
In the case of Toyota Prius Plug-In (aka Prius Prime), sales amounted to 1,670 in November and EV Sales Blog estimated 25,060 for the year. Sales in U.S. stands at 18,516.
In total, roughly 4,000 plug-in were sold in November in Japan and 46,000 so far this year.
Source: EV Sales Blog