Nissan LEAF sales continued to be the envy of every competing automaker as the plug-in EV shattered yet another sales record, with 30,200 LEAF vehicles sold in 2014—the most of any plug-in EV and the first time any plug-in has sold more than 30,000 units in a single year.
This new record was punctuated by incredible growth. Nissan sold 3,102 LEAFs last December, up 22.7% from last year and setting a new record. It seems as though every month we sell more LEAF’s than the last at 171 Nissan.
And it’s no small wonder. With MPG ratings of 126 city, 101 highway, and 114 combined, the LEAF has exceptionally low operating costs—and with the available $7,500 federal tax credit, even the starting cost is a bargain!
“From the beginning our vision was to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package,” said Brendan Jones, director of Nissan Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure, “which is what makes Nissan LEAF the best-selling electric car in the world.”
Seeing as February is missing two to three days compared to the rest of the months, we at 171 Nissan often wait with bated breath for the month’s sales reports — how did we do with fewer days to reach our goals? This year, however, we exhaled triumphantly when Nissan Group released the numbers. Selling over 105,000 vehicles, Nissan broke February sales records. What were we worried about?
With 105, 631 units sold, last month’s sales increased 16.7 percent over the numbers reported for the same period last year.
Sales were led by the ever-popular Nissan Altima and the all-new 2014 Rogue, which has only been on the market for three full months. Combined, the two models accounted for more than 48,000 vehicles with new owners.
The two weren’t the only stars in Nissan’s diverse lineup, however. Both the all-electric LEAF and Frontier jumped in sales by over 100 percent; and the trendy Juke saw sales rise 83.7 percent to record the best sales seen during any month.
Now that we’ve made it through the shortest month of the year, we’re excited to see how sales improve when we have a few more days in the month.[Top]