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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. The plug-in hybrid market experienced a very strong month, while the battery electric market declined somewhat relative to the overall passenger vehicle market. Hybrid and […]

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A yearly record number of Nissan Leaf EV sales has already been surpassed by Nissan this year. With more than two months remaining, Nissan said it has, with the Leaf, shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in […]

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Nissan’s Leaf hit a good stride again last month with 2,507 units sold, its second-best month since the EV was launched December 2010. This is up 12.1 percent over a respectable increase experienced a year prior in March 2013. “Leaf is continuing to see strong performance as our buyers become evangelists for the vehicle,” said […]

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January was another record-breaking month for the Nissan Leaf, maintaining its market-leader status in the UK. Figures released by the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show Nissan managed to sell 230 units of the Leaf during January 2014. That total was more than 1,000 percent up when compared to sales in January […]

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The 100,000th Leaf milestone was reached just around three years after the initial launch of Nissan’s electric car. Nissan said it has delivered the 100,000th example of the zero emission vehicle to a British buyer based in Hampshire, UK: dentist Brett Garner. The 100,000th example is a UK-built top-of-the-range Nissan Leaf Tekna in white. This […]

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Yesterday as Nissan announced minor updates and pricing for its all-electric Leaf, the company’s CEO said he can foresee 2013’s record sales of 22,610 units being eclipsed by more than 50 percent in 2014, and double that presumably not long after. The occasion was a CNBC interview, and Carlos Ghosn was commenting in light of […]

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General Motors reported sales of 2,022 extended-range electric Chevrolet Volts for October – up by more than 11 percent over September but down compared to October 2012. Contrasted against Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, the Volt had a much better month being that the Leaf’s sales of 2,002 units in October improved with not quite a 3-percent […]

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Nissan is on a roll, and last month it saw yet more Leaf sales milestones crossed in its home market and globally. After September’s numbers were tallied, Japanese sales had crested past 30,000 units, and for the same month Nissan achieved its best global record of 4,700 units sold and cumulative global sales since the […]

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For the month of August Nissan’s Leaf was back in the saddle, smashing through to an all-time U.S. record of 2,420 units sold as the company contemplates its new number one market – Atlanta – in the process. August’s sales are up 253.4 percent compared to the same month last year and they came as […]

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Sales have been up around the 2,000 per month mark for Nissan’s Leaf, and supply has been constrained in regions, but Nissan is waiting to analyze August’s sales climate before fully ramping up to build more. In process already is hiring for a third shift at the Decherd, Tenn. motor assembly plant which trucks the […]

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