Sales Just Through September Up More Than 36% from All of 2013
With October not quite finished, Nissan is trumpeting a new U.S. sales record for its 100% battery electric Leaf: “surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in 2013.”
“With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan Leaf remains at the head of the class, outselling the nearest competitor by 50% through September,” Nissan EV sales and infrastructure director Brendan Jones said in a release.
“We continue to deliver electric cars to more new buyers than anyone else.”
Leaf sales in 2014 through September are up more than 36% compared to the same period last year, the company says. With more than 142,000 Leaf sales globally since launch and more than 64,000 of those in the U.S., Nissan is the global leader in electric vehicles.
“Nissan Leaf owners are eager to share their enthusiasm with neighbors, friends and family, and that passion makes them some of our best salespeople,” Jones said.
“We’ve seen a ‘cul-de-sac’ effect where the first Leaf owner in the neighborhood becomes the community champion for electric cars, educating neighbors on the benefits of going electric, even sometimes handing the keys over for a test drive.”
The Nissan Leaf seats five and has a U.S. EPA-estimated single-charge range of 84 miles.
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Source: Nissan USA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up