Nissan Leaf Reaches 10,000 Units Sold In The US, The Earth Smiles Back

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
nissan leaf reaches 10 000 units sold in the us the earth smiles back

Nissan has a reason to celebrate now that their electric vehicle, the Leaf, has achieved its milestone of 10,000 vehicles sold in the US. The Leaf, which first hit the American market in December 2010, still isn’t available in all 50 states – though Nissan looks to rectify that by March of this year.

Surely the impressive sales figure proves that American consumers are open to the idea of electric vehicles. In fact, we would go so far as to say that the worldwide market is embracing EVs as Nissan has sold 20,000 Leafs globally. The Leaf’s impressive sales figures trump all other OEMs combined sales of electric vehicles throughout the world – though that’s not saying much, considering there isn’t much competition out there as of yet.

It’ll be interesting to see if the Leaf stays strong in the sales category once the Ford Focus Electric and even the Honda Fit EV hit the marketplace.

[Source: AutoBlog Green]

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  • Adam Adam on Jan 22, 2012

    Sounds like a plan but the down side is a lot of new yorkers live in buildings. How would they be able to charge the car there? It seems the only real problem with the car is charging,time spent charging and it's not convenient.

  • Chad Chad on Jan 23, 2012

    Mother Earth, unfortunately, isn't so pleased as the environmental disaster that is battery production and disposal. Trading gas and diesel for even more dangerous lithium and lead-acid, yeah, so smart.