But yesterday in New York, on the eve of the New York Auto Show press days, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's CEO was still optimistic. He said that in the last 15 months 27,000 Leafs were sold worldwide and he still expects a 10 percent market share for EVs in 2020. "Yes, I still believe they will be 10 percent of the market in 2020, in all the regions where they are available. Yes, I still believe the Renault
-Nissan Alliance will sell about 1.5 million cumulative electric vehicles by 2016," Ghosn said. "Given how much our customers like their Leafs, and given how early we are in the sales curve of this new technology, I have zero doubt that zero emission is here to stay."