Nissan has surpassed the 1-million unit sales milestone for EVs worldwide
Nissan has just achieved a global EV sales milestone. This comes after the automaker recently announced that EV sales have surpassed the 1-million unit milestone.
This latest achievement by Nissan is a feat in it itself since the launch of the Leaf in December 2010 which has sold more than 650,000 units worldwide. The EV, which is now in its second generation and is sold in approximately 50 markets globally (including the Philippines), continues to be a popular choice among EV buyers.
Currently, the Nissan Leaf is retailing for PHP less than PHP 2 million thanks to Executive Order No. 12 signed by President Marcos Jr. From PHP 2.798 million, the Leaf now has a sticker price of PHP 1.998 million as a result of the tariff on EVs being temporarily cut from 30% to 0% for a period of 5 years. With it, Nissan, along with the Philippine government, hopes that this will encourage EV ownership for the next 5 years.
Also helping attract more EV buyers globally is the Nissan Ariya. First revealed in mid-2020 with sales only starting in 2022, the Ariya all-electric crossover comes with Nissan’s new design language and technologies that include e-4ORCE all-wheel drive (AWD) and ProPilot 2.0 advanced driver support that delivers semi-autonomous driving capability.
The Ariya also won several accolades for its design and technology which include Auto Color Award 2021 Grand Prix in Japan and the Red Dot Design Award in Germany. It was even named to Wards 10 Best Interiors and UX List. In the future, we can expect a NISMO version of the Ariya to be available, too.
Also revealed in 2022 was the Nissan Sakura which is its first EV in the Japanese mini-vehicle market (AKA kei car). With its small footprint and generous cabin space despite its miniature size, the Sakura is fast becoming popular in Japan with cumulative orders of 50,000 units. While it only measures 3395mm long, 1475mm wide, and 1655mm tall, it has a generous 2495mm wheelbase which allows it to have space for 4 people.
Under its Nissan Ambition 2030 long-term vision, Nissan plans to launch 19 EV models by fiscal year 2030. The company also aims to launch EVs powered by all-solid-state batteries developed in-house by fiscal year 2028 and expand its EV lineup to meet the diverse needs of customers around the world.
With Nissan having already sold over a million EVs worldwide, perhaps we can expect more Nissan EVs to make their way to the Philippines in the near future.