Pop open the champagne...it's time for a celebration!
As we reported earlier in the day, the LEAF had a very big year. Now Nissan itself is celebrating over 30,000 LEAF sales in 2014. (remarks below)
This marks the first time ever that sales of a plug-in electric car have exceeded 30,000 units in the U.S. in a single calendar year.
The nearest competitor (in annual sales volume), the Chevrolet Volt, recorded 23,461 sales in 2012, its strongest sales year.
Nissan celebrates 30,000 leaf sales in 2014, best year ever for sales of any plug-in vehicle
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2015) – Nissan, the world leader in electric vehicle sales, shattered yet another sales record with 30,200 LEAF vehicles sold in 2014, which is the first time any plug-in has sold more than 30,000 units in a single year.
"Now in its fifth model year, Nissan LEAF is more popular than ever and continues to bring new buyers to Nissan,” said Brendan Jones, director, Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “From the beginning our vision was to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package, which is what makes Nissan LEAF the best-selling electric car in the world.”
Last month, Nissan sold 3,102 all-electric LEAFs, up 22.7 percent from the prior year and a December record.
With seating for up to five passengers, the all-electric Nissan LEAF boasts an EPA-estimated* driving range of 84 miles on a fully-charged battery and MPGe ratings of 126 city, 101 highway and 114 combined.
The starting price of a Nissan LEAF is about $22,000** after the available maximum $7,500 federal tax credit, and LEAF offers the benefits of lower running costs and less scheduled maintenance. LEAF offers a wide range of standard equipment plus a variety of available premium features such as leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels and 7-speaker BOSE® energy efficient audio system.