November Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Japan Down Compared to Previous Year
Japan had another weaker month in November as sales of Mitsubishi’s and Nissan’s plug-in electric vehicles fell compared to November of 2013.
Nissan sold 943 LEAFs, while a year earlier it was 1,306. We don’t know for now how well accepted is the newcomer, the e-NV200.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with 558 units sold, was approximately three times lower than the 1,705 sold in November 2013. Only the all-electric MiEVs went up a little bit from 167 to 190.
Sales of all of those models went down some 47% from 3,178 in November 2013 to 1,691 last month.
Anyways, the weak November didn’t destroy the overall result for year of 2014 and both the Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are growing YTD to 12,918 (up 9.6%) and 9,456 (up 16%) respectively.