In just over seven years, Nissan has reached the 300,000 mark of Leaf sales worldwide. For the mass market, this is a completely new powertrain, which is a big number, at least in the first generation.
Unsurprisingly, the news confirms that the Leaf is still the best-selling electric car in the world. The only real competition in this battle came from Tesla, which has booked a number of its Type 3 cars but has not yet begun to deliver in large quantities.
Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president, said in a statement: “These numbers confirm that Nissan’s LEAF remains the most advanced car in the world with the broadest reach and maximum availability. The new Nissan LEAF is a sign of Nissan Intelligent Transportation, It brings a more exciting driving experience, enhances driving experience, contributes to a better world and will further enhance Nissan’s EV leadership. ”
Nissan sold 11,230 leaves in the United States in 2017 and sold 14,006 pieces in 2016. The December 2017 figure looks particularly bad – just 102, but this is due to the fact that the new second-generation Leaf was delivered in the United States, Canada and Europe this month. The entire Renault-Nissan alliance reached 300,000 units of EV sales two years ago. Here is the annual Leaf sales in the United States for the record: