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Re: Worldwide LEAF sales compared with worldwide Prius sales

Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:32 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:comparisons here mean less than nothing.
If this comparison is not of interest to you, then why do you click on the thread?

Rather than rehashing this again-and-again, please simply read my previous response here:
RegGuheert wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:coming in late to the discussion and sure this has already been mentioned but can't really start the Prius at 1997... to say it had worldwide distribution at that point is stretching it a bit
I never said the Prius had worldwide distribution. No argument here that Japan was the extent of their worldwide sales the first two years, but when comparing worldwide sales, you need to include those years.

Again, I am comparing bottom-line worldwide performance of the Prius versus the LEAF. The difference in their first two years was merely in their go-to-market strategy. There were some similarities and some differences:
- Both companies decided to build all of the production units in a single factory in Japan.
- Both companies limited production to about the same level for the first two years: ~20,000/year.
- Toyota chose to limit sales to Japan. This reduced their initial expense and their sales expense and also limited their exposure in case the product was a failure.
- Nissan chose to sell the LEAF widely in several different markets. This approach incurred additional up-front expenses and additional sales and marketing expenses, but it exposed Nissan to significantly more risk had the product failed.

In order to compare the LEAF to the Prius worldwide sales, it does not make sense to compare the first generation LEAF product performance with the second-generation Prius product performance.
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Re: Worldwide LEAF sales compared with Prius (61 months - 184%)

Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:51 pm

just pointing out the obvious on one reason the Prius sales were lower. but thanks for the reminder. I hadn't realized this thread was that old. I had no recollection of any previous responses
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Re: Worldwide LEAF sales compared with Prius (73 months - 166%)

Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:22 am

Updated the OP with 2016 sales numbers. With the Nissan LEAF leading worldwide EV sales in 2016 at 51,882 units delivered, the LEAF has outsold the Toyota Prius in each of its first six years of sales and has a cumulative sales lead over the Prius of 166% of Prius (254K units versus 153K units) sales during its first 73 months on the market.

The next sales year is when the Toyota Prius had its breakout year with a tripling of unit deliveries. Considering that the Nissan has not yet given the LEAF a full product refresh, it is not likely to deliver the 126K units that Toyota delivered with the Prius in its 7th year. But Nissan is likely to maintain a slim cumulative lead by the end of next year.

The good news is that even though 2017 LEAF sales will almost certainly be eclipsed by 2004 Prius sales, one of the main reasons for this is that the BEV market is MUCH more diverse in 2017 than the HEV market was in 2004. Prius was the very clear HEV market leader with competitors selling tiny volumes by comparison. While the Nissan LEAF lead the BEV market in 2016, it has a large number of competitors selling in respectable volumes.

In any case, expect to see the sales number for the Nissan LEAF II and other BEVs grow significantly as range increases significantly.
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