Nissan’s global electric vehicle sales climbed 10% last fiscal year, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission Nissan LEAF. The battery-electric car posted growth across Japan, Europe and the US in the fiscal year that ended 31 March.
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.
Sales of the second-generation Nissan LEAF, introduced in October 2017, are gaining traction in Japan and the US. The new Nissan LEAF will soon be launched in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.