Nissan’s Leaf has again nudged the electric car’s all-time best monthly sales to 3,186 cars sold in August.
This is the second month in a row where it crossed the 3,000-unit threshold, and July was its previous second-best month with 3,019, compared to the previous all-time best of 3,117 in May this year.
While Nissan dealers are offering inexpensive leases and a “No Charge to Charge” perk of two years free public access charging, the automaker attributed growth this month to word-of-mouth testimonials.
“West coast markets are still going strong, and we’re also seeing consumer demand grow exponentially in the east coast markets, such as Raleigh, Boston and Washington, D.C.,” said Brendan Jones, Nissan’s director of Leaf Sales and Infrastructure. “It’s what we call the ‘cul-de-sac phenomenon,’ where once someone in a community buys a Leaf, then friends, family, co-workers and neighbors see the benefits of this fun-to-drive electric vehicle firsthand and are sold on the idea of going electric.”
The Leaf’s 3,186 sales in August 2014 is an increase of 31.7 percent over August 2013, and it’s now the 18th straight month in which Nissan could claim some sort of sales record.