With more than two months remaining in the year, Nissan LEAF has surpassed its own record of the most US electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, the mark of 22,610 units that it set in 2013, the company says. LEAF sales in 2014 through September are up more than 36% compared to the same period last year. (Nissan will announce October US sales on 3 November.)
Nissan has sold more than 142,000 LEAFs sales since launch, with more than 64,000 of those in the US, making it the global leader in EV sales.
With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan LEAF remains at the head of the class, outselling the nearest competitor by 50 percent through September.—Brendan Jones
With seating for up to five passengers, the all-electric Nissan 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.