Success in Japan suggests world-wide LEAF sales could reach five-figures-per-month in the near future:
https://pushevs.com/2018/02/17/2018-nis ... ver-japan/
2018 Nissan Leaf sales recover in Japan
Nissan has finally recovered from the inspection scandal.
In Japan first deliveries of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf begun in October last year. In the debut month 3.629 units of both the new and outgoing models were sold in total, but in the following two months sales declined due to an inspection scandal.
Anyway, now inspection problems seem to be in the past and last month Nissan was able to sell 3.768 units of the Leaf in Japan – making a total of 11.615 units sold since the new model’s debut month. Furthermore, the Nissan Leaf was the 19th best selling passenger car in that country last month.
Now that first deliveries are also happening in Europe and the USA, it’ll be interesting to see which market will surpass the Japanese sale figures first...
USA 2018 LEAF inventory has increased from 0 to almost 1 k in only a few weeks, BTW.
http://www.nissanusa.com/buildyournissa ... ntory.link
CG reiterates his claim that the N/R/M Alliance leads the industry in BEV profitability,
For all the disappointment of the Gen two 2018 LEAF utilizing the same platform of the 2011-2017 LEAF, this probably allowed a huge savings in development and production costs that may allow Nissan to blow by the ZEV credit limit
in LEAF production numbers which seem to be constricting most money-losing BEV manufacturers, like GM with the Bolt.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/ghosn-w ... um=twitter
Carlos Ghosn: 'We're probably the only carmaker who's starting to make money selling electric cars
The auto alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi is probably the most advanced and profitable carmaker when it comes to producing electric cars, the company's CEO told CNBC Friday.
The alliance, which started work on electrification back in 2008, announced September that it is going to produce 12 new electric cars within the next five years. Speaking to CNBC, Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive officer, said that it takes time to make money out of electric cars but the French group has mastered the business.
"We are probably the most advanced carmaker in terms of costs of electric cars and we have announced already in 2017 that we are probably the only carmaker who's starting to make money selling electric cars," Ghosn said...