The new Nissan LEAF set a surprisingly high sales record of 906 units in Canada last month.

Canadian LEAF sales never reached such heights, so the year-over-year gauge has turned over a few times to a 643% gain. Moreover, in just five months of 2018, 1,916 sales (up 586% year-over-year) exceed the LEAF's full-year record from 2016 of 1,375 units.

Noteworthy is that in May, the LEAF accounted for 15% of total Nissan car sales or over 6.8%, if we include SUVs/trucks.

According to the Green Car Reports, new monthly records were set by the Chevrolet Volt (731), Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (590), Toyota Prius Prime (425) and Chevrolet Bolt EV (395) too.

If the strong sales of the Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and hopefully other models last for some time, 2018 could be a tremendous year for Canada, not even including the Tesla Model 3.

In 2017, over 18,500 plug-ins were sold in Canada.

"The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle set a sales record in May with 906 units sold. After only four months of sales, it achieved its best calendar year ever in May with a total of 1,916 units sold. With this result, the LEAF beat its previous annual sales record, set in 2016, with 1,375 units sold over the full 12 months."

2018 Nissan LEAF

2018 Nissan LEAF

Source: Green Car Reports