Globally, sales of the new 2018 Nissan LEAF have been through the roof.

In fact, the new LEAF has been so hot that Nissan can't keep up with demand in several European countries.

Nissan says the new LEAF was selling at a rate of one every 12 minutes in Europe, but until now we've seen very little impact here in the U.S.

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Well, that finally changed this month as inventories rose and sales did too.

For March 2018, Nissan LEAF sales hit an even 1,500 units in the U.S. This marks the first time LEAF sales have exceeded 1,000 units in a single month in the U.S. since September 2017 and is the highest monthly total for the LEAF since June of last year.

Numbers are sure to go up from here and you'd better believe we're glad to see the LEAF return to its rightful spot among the top plug-in sellers each month.

In our monthly report, we stated this of LEAF sales:

Nissan has finally got the ball rolling with U.S.-based 2018 LEAF production and inventory. Deliveries soared in February, but only due to several months of almost non-existent sales. The numbers are up significantly for March, with 1,500 LEAFs sold, a 1.5% increase from last year’s 1,478. In comparison to last month’s 895 deliveries, this is a heroic effort.