How Long Will Nissan LEAF Retain U.S.’ Best-Selling Plug-In Electric Car Title?
At the end of November, the Nissan LEAF trailed the Chevrolet Volt in cumulative sales in the U.S. by less than 3,000 units (2,647 to be exact).
The LEAF, with monthly sales averaging ~2,800, will surpass the Volt in cumulative U.S. sales soon. Volt sales are averaging ~ 1,400 per month over the last few months, so the overtaking seems inevitable.
The overtaking will likely occur early in 2015, but we wonder how long can the Nissan LEAF retain the title of U.S’ #1 selling plug-in electric car after it gains the top spot.
With the next-generation Chevrolet Volt set to debut in January and go on sale in mid- to late-2015, it seems the LEAF may only be on top for a short time.
However, if General Motors’ continues its trend of not marketing the Volt, then maybe the next-gen version won’t result in a dramatic sales increase. If that’s the case, then the LEAF may jump into the #1 spot and never be bounced off its pedestal.
Are question to you is, how long do you expect the LEAF to be the U.S. cumulative sales leader after grabbing the top spot?