Nissan LEAF sales grow

Nissan’s global electric vehicle sales increased by 10% last fiscal year, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission Nissan LEAF.

The 100% electric car posted growth across all the major electriccvehicle markets – Japan, Europe and the U.S. – in the fiscal year that ended in March.

Demand is expected to keep rising as customers embrace the new, second-generation Nissan LEAF, which offers increased range and new technologies. Sales of the redesigned model are gaining traction in Japan and the U.S. The new LEAF is set to go on sale in more new markets this fiscal year, including Latin America and the Asia & Oceania region.

‘The strong performance of Nissan’s EV models globally is a testimony to our expertise and leadership in electric vehicle technology,’ said Nissan executive vice president Daniele Schillaci. ‘The unprecedented response to the most advanced electric car in the world, the Nissan LEAF, contributed significantly to the robust growth of Nissan in 2017. The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric car in the world, with the widest reach and the greatest availability. We expect its continuous leadership in 2018.’

Customers bought 54,451 Nissan LEAFs in fiscal year 2017, a 15% increase from 47,423 a year earlier. Nissan has sold more than 320,000 LEAFs since the model was first introduced in 2010. It is now available in 51 markets worldwide.