The Demand for The Nissan Leaf EV Has Significantly Increased In The World
Sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car for the past 12 months increased by 15 percent due to good demand in the US, Japan and Europe, according to the Australian CarAdvice.
For the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 (Japanese fiscal year), Nissan sold around the world almost 55,000 Leafs (54,541 units, to be precise). A year earlier, for the same period of time, the sales amounted to 42,473 cars.
Since entering the market, and it happened in 2010, the Nissan Leaf owners around the world have become almost a third of a million people (320,000 units sold).
The model of the second generation, launched late last year with an improved power reserve and a more dynamic appearance, is already entering the markets and should further increase customer interest.
Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci noted that “unprecedented demand for the world’s most advanced electric vehicle”, the Nissan Leaf, made a significant contribution to the company’s steady growth in 2017.
The Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, with the widest coverage of the consumer sector and maximum availability, he added. In Nissan they expect it to be a market leader in 2018 too.
The Japanese electric car in 2017 was really well sold in Europe. The Leaf was second after the Renault ZOE. True, since the beginning of this year, it has somewhat lost its position. According to the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO), not only the mentioned ZOE, but also the Volkswagen e-Golf, and the BMW i3 are ahead of the Leaf.