The Nissan Leaf had an amazing May for sales, breaching 3,000 units for the first time and nearly doubling sales of the Chevy Volt. It’s the 15th month in a row of record sales of the Leaf, and Nissan shows no signs of slowing down.
3,117 Nissan Leafs found new homes in May, compared to 1,684 Chevy Volts, and the bad news doesn’t stop there for the GM plug-in hybrid. Though monthly sales are up 4.8% compared to May of 2013, year-to-date sales of the Chevy Volt are actually down 4.5%. It seems many would-be Volt buyers have been lured by the Leaf’s much lower cost.
For Nissan though, the news is nothing but good, as this record month represents a 45% increase in sales compared to May 2013, and Nissan has sold more than 10,000 Leafs in the first five months of 2014, a little less than half of its 2013 total. Things are looking up for the little electric Leaf, while Volt sales seem to have plateaued. It seems people really do want to buy an all-electric car.
Source: Nissan | GM