Nissan Tops 400,000 LEAF Sales
In March, the Nissan LEAF became the first electric vehicle with more than 400,000 sales nationwide, setting a milestone that other EV models hope to reach and exceed. Tesla’s Model S is the closest with 260,000-plus global sales. And while the Model 3 is doubling LEAF’s monthly sales right now, it will take some time to catch up to the LEAF’s six-year head start.
First introduced in Japan and the United States in 2010, the LEAF was an early highway-capable electric trailblazer, earning the 2011 European Car of the Year, the 2011 World Car of the Year and the 2011–2012 Car of the Year Japan. It’s now available in 50 markets across the globe, with the U.S. as its largest market by far, followed by Japan and Europe. According to Nissan, LEAF owners have driven their cars more than 6.2 billion collective miles, an estimated savings of 3.8 million barrels of oil annually.
Nissan recently introduced a longer-range LEAF, boosting range to 226 miles. Interested in parking one in your garage? Take advantage of special pricing on a 2019 Nissan LEAF — $3,500 off the sales price, plus up to $7,500 additional off in federal tax incentives. Learn more at cleanchargenetwork.com.