Nissan Leaf Hits 25,000 U.S. Sales
Earlier this year, the Nissan Leaf had its best-ever monthly sales, and a 423.5 percent year-over-year increase compared to last year. Capping it off, today Nissan announced that the Leaf hitting the 25,000 U.S. sales threshold, making it the world's best-selling electric vehicle. Since the vehicle's launch, sales have continued to grow, especially in areas like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and San Diego. "With more than 25,000 Leafs in the U.S. and 62,000 around the world, we're seeing the adoption curve for EVs accelerate, and there is tremendous interest not only on the West Coast but in a number of new strongholds like Atlanta, Raleigh, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis and many more," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of electric vehicle marketing and sales strategy in a recent interview. Nissan is also progressing with its commitment to enhance the charging structure in the U.S., and has announced plans to triple the number of quick chargers. Already, the automaker and its partners have installed 50 units where Leaf interest is highest. Brendan Jones, Nissan's director of EV infrastructure strategy and deployment, added, "Nissan is taking a three-prong approach to bolster infrastructure by working with commercial charging partners to bring a variety of charging options to our customers, collaborating with businesses to encourage workplace charging." The Leaf is now assembled in Tennessee, and the 2013 Leaf has more consumer-focused features and more trim levels. Pricing starts at $28,800, and in some areas, customers can get the Leaf for as low as $18,800 thanks to federal and state tax credits. Currently, the 2013 Nissan Leaf can be leased for $199 a month with $1,999 down for 36 months. Source: PR Newswire
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