At the end of November we did a story on total Nissan LEAF sales worldwide since the car was introduced in late 2010 (fancy pie chart below), and we came up with a total of about 88,500 cars.
Well, it turns out that Nissan also keeps track of how many LEAFs they sell (go figure), and have decided that now would be a good time to tell the world they have passed the 92,000 mark during December..
That 92K figure is the most of any plug-in car by about 25,000 units - General Motors has sold approximately 67,000 Voltec-based cars through December 2013 (Chevrolet Volt, Vauxhall Ampera/Opel Ampera, Holden Volt and the Cadillac ELR)
Turns out they are quite proud of the number as they have made a commercial about it (above).
Nissan Pass 600 Million All-Electric Kilometers Driven This Month (382 million miles)
Separately, Nissan's "Electric Odometer" for cumulative mileage also passed 600 million kilometers in December, and is closing in all 400 million total electric miles driven.
It should be noted that this "odometer" is quite likely based on those who have enabled their cars to be tracked via Nissan's online services - we are pretty sure Nissan passed a billion kilometers a long time ago. After all, 615 million kilometers would work out to an average of only about 6,700 km per car or 4,150 miles.
Nissan LEAF sales from 2010-12 to November 2013