Nissan Leaf Sales Top 30,000 in Japan
Sales of the EV have officially surpassed the 30,000 unit mark in Japan alone as of the end of September 2013. By the end of September, cumulative global sales of the Nissan LEAF since launch totaled 83,000 units.
In fiscal year 2012, Nissan sold 11,600 units in Japan, and even stronger year-on-year sales are expected for the end of this fiscal year, which according to Japan standards is next spring.
Of course, Nissan is presenting their new sales milestone as a significant achievement, but considering the investment into this car, 30,000 for the domestic market doesn't seem all that high. During September, Toyota sold about 25,000 Aqua hybrids. That's just in one month.
To help increase demand for the Leaf, Nissan is making their car more practical with 700 new quick chargers installed at Nissan dealerships in Japan during the second half of fiscal year 2013 to spur demand and improve the charging infrastructure.