Relatively low fuel prices may have slowed the sales of some high-efficiency entries, but not the 2015 Nissan LEAF: Although the October numbers aren't in yet, Nissan recently reported that the LEAF already had achieved its highest annual sales volume ever. The new benchmark stands at 22,611 deliveries, and that's with two full months remaining for the 2015 Nissan LEAF to drive that volume even higher.
Needless to say, the car has seen some impressive growth rates. The car's year-to-date sales through the first nine months of the year are up by a steep 35.7 percent, while September saw the 2015 Nissan LEAF enjoy a 47.5 percent spike in demand. Further, the LEAF actually has scored nine monthly sales records in a row, with full October results expected soon after the Halloween weekend. That's despite plenty of new competition, too.
Said Brendan Jones, director of Nissan electric vehicle Sales and Infrastructure: "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. Since the initial launch in 2010 our primary goal is to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package, and we continue to deliver electric cars to more new buyers than anyone else."
Of course, it also helps that the 2015 Nissan LEAF can provide an all-electric, zero-emissions driving range of 84 miles, offers post-tax-credit pricing that starts at $21,510, and manages to wrap a midsize-class cabin within the proportions of a traditional compact.
Nor are current drivers of the 2015 Nissan LEAF shy about spreading the news.
According to Jones: "Nissan LEAF owners are eager to share their enthusiasm with neighbors, friends and family, and that passion makes them some of our best salespeople. We've seen a 'cul-de-sac' effect where the first LEAF owner in the neighborhood becomes the community champion for electric cars, educating neighbors on the benefits of going electric, even sometimes handing the keys over for a test drive."