Last fiscal year the sales of Nissan surged 10%, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling EV. Across all the major markets: Japan, Europe and the U.S., this electric car posted robust sales growth in the fiscal year that has ended on March 31.
Demand is expected to keep rising as customers embrace the new, second-generation Nissan LEAF, which offers increased range and new, advanced technologies. Sales of the redesigned model, introduced in October 2017, are gaining traction in Japan and the U.S. The all-new LEAF is set to go on sale in more new markets this fiscal year, including Latin America and the Asia & Oceania region.
The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric car in the world, with the widest reach and the greatest availability. 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.