Here we go back one more time to Nissan LEAF U.S. sales in the last five years, comparing Nissan’s electric flagship performance nationwide with California.
Just like in the case of Tesla, we are using California Air Resources Board’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) stats, which could be a bit misaligned between months, but overall the data seems to reflect sales quite well.
As it turns out, through the end of 2015, around 30% of all LEAFs sold in U.S. were sold in California (27,102 out of 89,591).
The ratio was the highest in the first year (42% in 2011) when Nissan began the rollout from California, and then stabilized at 27%, 26%, 29% and then increased to 33% in 2015 – mostly likely as a result of the drastic fall-off of sales in Georgia mid-year due to the lapse of the $5,000 incentive.
CVRP numbers are changing in similar ways to overall sales results: