Nissan sold 30,200 LEAF electric vehicles in the US in 2014—the first time any plug-in has sold more than 30,000 units in a single year. The LEAF results also represented a 33.6% increase over 2013 LEAF sales (22,610 units). LEAF sales represented 2.4% of total Nissan brand vehicle sales in the US in 2014 (total 1,269,565 units); in 2013, LEAF sales represented 2.0% of total Nissan brand sales.
Overall, Nissan set an all-time record in 2014 with 1,386,895 total US sales (Nissan and Infiniti divisions), an increase of 11.1% over 2013.
Last month, Nissan sold 3,102 all-electric LEAFs, up 22.7% from the prior year and a December record.
With seating for up to five passengers, LEAF offers an EPA-estimated driving range of 84 miles (135 km) on a fully-charged battery and MPGe ratings of 126 city, 101 highway and 114 combined.
The starting price of a Nissan LEAF is about $22,000 after the available maximum $7,500 federal tax credit, and LEAF offers the benefits of lower running costs and less scheduled maintenance. LEAF offers a wide range of standard equipment plus a variety of available premium features such as leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels and 7-speaker BOSE energy efficient audio system.