Nissan CEO: LEAF Is Now Profitable, 80% Of Its US Sales Come From 4 Cities

October 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Nissan CEO: LEAF Is Now Profitable, 80% Of Its US Sales Come From 4 Cities

The LEAF is quickly becoming a larger and larger portion of both NissanNissan Leaf Electric Car: Cheapest Leases with evmeerkat.com and now Piece of Mind Guarantees from Nissan!. Read more ... »’s corporate image and its salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... ».

In the USUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... », Nissan announced another 3,000ish sales month for the LEAF in September, which representedover 5% of the company’s sales in America; it2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » also bested any product sold by luxury brand Infiniti (just edging out the Q50 at 2Outlander BEV to come? Nissan buys controlling share in Mitsubishi for $2.1 billion. Read more ... »,742 units).

The reason behind the success?  Nissan CEO Carlos GhosnElectric car sales at record high in UK, figures show. Read more ... »’s seemingly endless dedication through out the Nissan-RenaultLondon : Bluecity will mimic the Autolib scheme running in Paris. Read more ... » Alliance to plug-inWhy UltraLow Emission Car? #ev. Read more ... » vehiclesEV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars. Read more ... ».

At the ParisLondon : Bluecity will mimic the Autolib scheme running in Paris. Read more ... » Motor Show this week, Mr. Ghosn underlined his enthusiasm for the EV businessUK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » once again by making it a frequent topic of discussion.

At one point the CEO quizzed the reporters in his vacinity about which cityPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... » in the United States sold more than 1Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says. Read more ... »,000 LEAFsE-Car Club signs up Nissan LEAFs for hire in Milton Keynes. Read more ... » in August.  And as we weren’t around at that moment, nor any other ‘greenForced hand, clean future? Norway to 'completely ban all petrol powered cars by 2025'. Read more ... »-aware’ persons, the guesses were way off the mark.

Eventually the CEOEuropean cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality. Read more ... » pitied the gas-loving media in attendance, “Atlanta! Atlanta is the No. 1 city in the sales of electricAmazed: UK To Test Wireless Charging Lanes For Electric Cars. Read more ... » carsPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... ». Atlanta!” 

We will note he did not explain that a state-level discount in Georgia of up to $5Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... »,000 was available in addition to the federal credit of $7Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... »,500, helping to boost those numbers – but we will let him slide…he is still an autoUK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » executive after all.

The Nissan boss then took the time to give a rundown of the next best selling LEAF cities in America,

NumberPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... » 2 is San FranciscoBetter Late than Never: Renault Twizy, or rather Nissan "New Mobility Concept" gets kudos. Read more ... », number 3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... » is Seattleand number 4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... » is Los Angeles. These four cities represent 80Kia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » percent of the sales. So when 80 percent of the sales are concentrated in four cities you can imagine the potential you are going to unleash when the other cities follow?” reports Automotive NewsAmazed: UK To Test Wireless Charging Lanes For Electric Cars. Read more ... »

We can’t imagine any other CEO knowing these sort of stats off the top of their heads about any carAmazed: UK To Test Wireless Charging Lanes For Electric Cars. Read more ... », except perhaps for Elon MuskForced hand, clean future? Norway to 'completely ban all petrol powered cars by 2025'. Read more ... » – who only has 1 car to manage globally.  (The Nissan-Renault Alliance sold more than $8Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... ».3 billion worth of cars globally last year with over 60...Some Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3. Read more ... » major nameplates)

Of course, as a CEO when you start talking about electric vehiclesPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... » too much, you are bound to get the question of profitability from the traditional media, and Ghosn was asked if the LEAFLEAF #ev #electricCar Test Drive user experience and Personal Review. Read more ... » actually earns money for Nissan.

Measuring his response, the Ghosn said, “We are getting there.  Are we amortizing and depreciating everything we have spent? (more than $5 billion reportedly)  No. But if you look at margin of profit —the direct costUK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » of the car and the revenue of the car — we are getting into positive, which is goodSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » for this technologyAmazed: UK To Test Wireless Charging Lanes For Electric Cars. Read more ... ».”

Using our CEO decoder-ring on Ghosn’s statement to summarize:

“All-in, we lost a ton of money getting into the EVAmazed: UK To Test Wireless Charging Lanes For Electric Cars. Read more ... » business in a big way.  Not minding that cash pile spent already, the LEAF eeks out a small profit – but you just waitShould you sit and wait for all electric "prestige premium" of #BMW i3? Or get on with it, and grab a #LEAF?. Read more ... » for the next ones this is going to payoff someday.  Now stop asking me that question already” – or something like that.

http://insideevs.com/nissan-ceo-ghosn-leaf-sales-success-profits/

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