You have to go back, way back to December 2016. That's the last time Nissan LEAF sales exceeded the number for this past May in the U.S.

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

The new LEAF has been so hot that Nissan can’t keep up with demand in several European countries.

Nissan previously stated that the new LEAF was selling at a rate of one every 12 minutes in Europe, but until just recently we’ve seen very little impact here in the U.S.

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Well, that started to change in March, with an uptick to 1,500 LEAFs sold, but then April sales tanked.

For April 2018, Nissan LEAF sales hit just 1,171 units in the U.S. That marked just the second time (the first time was in March) LEAF sales exceeded 1,000 units in a single month in the U.S. since September 2017, but the figure was still quite a bit lower than we expected.

May 2018 Sales Results For Nissan LEAF

Flip forward to May 2018 and we see the LEAF on a rebound.

Nissan LEAF sales for the month of May hit 1,576 units. That's the highest LEAF sales have been in a single month since December 2016.

Numbers will likely increase from here on out and we’re led to believe demand is high, though supply is still an issue.