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    Report: Nissan marketing strategist misspeaks? Leaf "unlikely" to hit 20,000 sales target *UPDATE

    Successfully marketing a vehicle takes an orchestra of employees all playing from the same musical score, but sometimes, someone slips up. Such seemed the case this week for Nissan when, right in the middle of the Hallelujah chorus at the New York Auto Show, there was heard the off-key intonation ...

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    Nissan Leaf's U.S. market expands to 7 more states

    The first Nissan Leaf in the U.S. was delivered almost exactly a year ago (December 11, 2010). Thus, it's about time that the best-selling all-electric car in America is available in more areas. Nissan announced today that it is taking orders in seven new states: Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf outselling 15-plus vehicles in U.S.

    With U.S. sales of the Nissan Leaf hitting 7,199 units by the end of September, our buds over at The Truth Abut Cars thought it was time to compare year-to-date sales of the electric hatchback to some vehicles with a more conventional powertrain. These aren't direct competitors in any way – ...

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    Report: Nissan sells 600 Leafs in Norway in 3 days

    Three days, 600 Nissan Leafs sold. That's the word over in Norway, where Frode Langli of Nissan Norway has tracked Leaf sales since the electric hatch launched there on Saturday, October 8. Including the weekend, Langli says Leaf sales hit nearly 600 by early Tuesday. Some 1,200 Norwegian ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf sales eclipse 15,000

    In was late July when Carlos Ghosn, Nissan chief executive officer, stated that "with more than 10,100 electric Nissan Leaf vehicles already sold worldwide" the Japanese automaker is "clearly the global leader in zero emission mobility." Now, that number is over 15,000. That's the estimated ...

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    With plug-in sales, GM and Nissan aren't competing, they're learning

    It's tempting to pop up the sales numbers for the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt each month and treat the results like the score of a sporting event. We certainly do it. However, when you're looking at low-volume cars whose numbers have been constrained by supply issues and customer confusion, ...

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    Report: Global Nissan Leaf sales top 10,100

    While unveiling Nissan's China growth strategy in Beijing, Nissan chief executive officer, Carlos Ghosn, stated:

    We see a clear need for cars that are affordable, practical, spacious and zero emission. Nissan is clearly the global leader in zero emission mobility, now with more than 10,100 ...

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    Nissan Leaf sales surpass 4,000 in U.S.

    Since its launch in December of 2010, the Nissan Leaf has been sold to over 4,000 people in the United States. In our humble opinion, that's a remarkable achievement considering Nissan's electric hatchback is, as of right now, only available in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, ...

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    Nissan on track to sell 12,000 Leafs in U.S. by end of 2011

    According to Al Castignetti, Nissan's vice-president of U.S. sales, the Japanese automaker is on track to sell 12,000 Leafs in the U.S. before the end of 2011. Of course, this jives with numbers we've heard before, but considering that automakers in Japan were hit hard by the devastating quake ...

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    Carlos Ghosn: Nissan Leaf sales to hit record-setting 1,500 in U.S. in June

    Come early July, General Motors might just have to bury its Chevrolet Volt sales totals once again. That's because Nissan's head honcho (chief executive officer) Carlos Ghosn says that U.S. sales of the Leaf will hit a record-shattering 1,500 units in June. More precisely, Ghosn, speaking of the ...

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    Nissan Leaf sales updates: 5,000 more deliveries planned this summer; 4,500 people asked for $99 deposit back

    When we first laid eyes on the Nissan Leaf, way back in 2009, we called it the tip of the mass market EV spear because we realized right away that this could be a compelling vehicle for a lot of people. Nissan, which started working on the Leaf in secret in 2007, probably realized this, too, and ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf sales to hit 10,000-12,000 in U.S. by end of 2011

    2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Al Castignetti, Nissan's vice-president of sales, 2011 U.S. sales of the Nissan Leaf will be somewhere around the 10,000- to 12,000-unit range. Of course, this jives with what we've heard before, but considering that most ...

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    Electric Boogaloo: Nissan Leaf tallies 1,141 May sales to Chevy Volt's 481

    Once again, General Motors is burying the monthly sales totals for the Chevy Volt. In a press release headlined "May U.S. Retail Sales Rise 9 Percent on Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles," the Volt's sales numbers are not disclosed. Instead, the total – 481 – is in the detailed PDF ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf sales to exceed 10,000 in U.S. by end of 2011

    Have buyers lost interest in the Nissan Leaf? That's one of the questions recently posed by Automotive News' (sub. req.) Rick Kranz. Despite the hoopla over Nissan's battery-powered hatch, a measly 1,044 Leafs had been sold in the U.S. by the end of April, says Kranz. Kranz asks, "Have Leaf ...

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    Sales update: Nissan Leaf hits 573, Chevy Volt at 493 in April

    Last month we tallied the cumulative North American sales of both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, and it's time to check those numbers again. While neither vehicle is selling like hotcakes, April's numbers show that one of the two electric autos is inching up the sales chart, while the ...

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    Sales update: Chevy Volt hits 608, Nissan Leaf moves 298 in March

    Remember last month, when we tallied up the cumulative North American sales of both the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf? Well, it's been 31 days and that means it's time to check in again. When we did so, we found that, while neither vehicle is breaking sales records, the sales numbers are moving ...

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    Nissan Leaf sales hit 3,657; that's like four times more than the Chevy Volt

    2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Okay, let's revisit those Nissan Leaf versus Chevy Volt sales figures one more time. Earlier this month, we reported that the scorecard for U.S. sales of these two vehicles looked like this: Leaf: 173 Volt: 928 However, the ...

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    First Nissan Leaf delivered in San Francisco; what's up with the next batches?

    2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we saw yesterday, the first Nissan Leaf was delivered to a non-celebrity customer yesterday in San Francisco. The lucky new owner, Olivier Chalouhi, lives in the Bay Area and just happened to be the first person to get his order ...

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    First Nissan Leaf delivery happening today, but are there major delays nationwide?

    The first Nissan Leaf destined for a customer's driveway will be delivered today in California. If you can't be there, you can participate digitally by tuning in to the Nissan Leaf page on Facebook at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 EST) today and watch the press conference live from San Francisco. Twitter ...

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    Nissan CEO: EV sales must eclipse 1M annually for sticker price to be competitive without subsidies

    2011 Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One million. It's just a number. But to Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn, it's a number that has significant importance. Ghosn believes that a million is the magic number that will allow the automaker to do something ...


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