Perhaps Nissan saw better sales in EU because of the shorter distances. Sales poor in the US because a car that goes 80-100 miles won’t sell.... For me personally once I saw a car hit 200 miles on a battery, I was sold. I’d been sitting on the fence since my work requires I’m on call 24/7 and a round trip to work is 52 miles. Once I could make 2 or more trips in a day, I was ready for an EV.I don't know if Nissan was able to reach the set goal in global sales of 100k, but the Leaf has sold very well in Japan and Europe. 2018 Leaf's were basically non-existent here with less then 70 deliveries, and the price for a used one has gone up considerably.
I see a lot of those short-range-no-thermal-management 1st generation Nissan Leafs and BMW I3's out here in California. Sucks to be them! And I'm not jealous of any Tesla owner neither. I was out walking the other day and a 2012 Model S rounded the corner making a horrific cacphony of mechanical distress noise. Griiiiinnnndddd! Good luck getting that heap fixed there Hoss.
I love the Bolt EV and I wouldn't sell or trade for a model 3 either! You shouldn't either!
There are a few places here in BC that make a business out of importing those cheap used Leafs (and some Sparks too) and selling them at a profit here where the prices are higher. The California HOV stickers on the bumper typically give them away. The prices are tempting, but I wouldn't go near one myself.I see a lot of those short-range-no-thermal-management 1st generation Nissan Leafs and BMW I3's out here in California. Sucks to be them!