UPDATE: Nissan LEAF Sales Card U.S. – A Graphical Look Back

JAN 6 2015 BY MARK KANE 19

In 2014, Nissan LEAF became the first to cross the mark of 30,000 sales of all-electric cars in the U.S. in one year.

Now, as 2015 is just beginning, we sit down and take a look at how the sales results for LEAF developed since December 2010.

From the lowest sales in December 2010 (19 units), to the highest in May of 2014 (3,186), the LEAF has reached as high as 5% of all Nissan passenger car sales. For December, it was 4.7%, while on average in 2014 it was 3.9%.

38% was the average growth of monthly LEAF sales (year-over-year) during the second half of this year.

*UPDATE: Market share data add to sales infographic.

U.S. - Nissan LEAF Sales Card - December 2014

U.S. – Nissan LEAF Sales Card – December 2014

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19 Comments on "UPDATE: Nissan LEAF Sales Card U.S. – A Graphical Look Back"

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Wow! Your graph are way cooler than mine yesterday. I must say it was my first ever…

It’s our new sales card. We’ll use this format from time to time when we do sales posts on individual models. New for 2015. Mad props to Mark for an awesome job!!!

I suppose “mad props” is a compliment? May you explain this expression to the stranger that I am please?

Yes it’s a compliment. U.S. slang. Mad Props
Used when someone does something that is appreciated or respected. It as an alternative to thank you.

“Props” is short for “proper recognition”.


I think it would be interesting to also see the available inventory during this time. Low inventory is part of the sales story for the LEAF.

Read the monthly report post for the Leaf. To my recollection, they said inventory is around 4k.

He was not only referring to inventory now, he means for every month. There was a time when inventory was low and held back the sales.

Still waiting for Leaf 2.0…

I noticed over the last few weeks we have a few used Nissan Leafs sitting around the $10,000 price mark.

I noticed a new strategy from big oil (and/or big car) paid keyboard mercenaries.
Concerted systematic underestimation of resale price of EVs.
Lies of course…

But never a word about the savings on gas though…

Missing is the share of Leaf in the Plugin market. Even as the plugin sales have increased, Leaf has maintained a fairly steady share.

Yes, the rising tide has lifted all boats.

Not if there is ONLY one boat to choose from….

That is pretty much the case for LEAF outside the compliance states…

You can have any BEV you want as long as it is LEAF…

Or Tesla or FFE or i3.

Most people don’t cross shop Tesla vs. LEAF. If one can afford Tesla, then LEAF isn’t even part of the consideration…

FFE is virtually impossible to find outside the compliance state.

i3 is only the possible choice. But with $12K premium, it is rarely a consideration.

Maybe I should have said “affordable” class.

I don’t consider anything that cost more than the average new car price as affordable.

Good thought on the market share…graph updated/enhanced, (=