*Since inception, global sales totaled over 400,000 Leafs by March 2019, making the Leaf the world's all-time best-selling highway-capable electric car.
Tesla is now #1.
Nissan's "throne" was built of straw and delay. 9 years. less than 40,000 sales per year, or less than 1/2 of 1% of Nissan's worldwide sales over that same period.
Here's what has done in the pretenders:
Lack of fast charging capabilities and/or
Lack of fast-charging network and/or
Lack of range and/or
Being significantly overpriced compared to their peers.
Long live "competition" like Rivian, who imagines something better than oil and gas and doesn't have a legacy to "support".
We need a clean break and the sooner these OEMs either go all-in or go gently into that good night, the better for humanity. Their half-hearted attempts provide fodder to the well-coordinated disinformation campaigns aligned against the rapid transition to sustainable energy.