The existing Nissan Leaf may the oldest plug-in vehicle on the market currently but it still manages to charm buyers. According to Inside EVs, the Leaf, bearing only 107 miles of range, managed to surpass the Chevy Bolt EV, with 238 miles of range, last month.
The report states that in February 2017, there was a total of 1,037 units of the Leaf sold. This marked a 11.5 percent increase from the 930 units of sales back in 2015.
Some many argue on the basis of availability of the Chevy Bolt compared to the Nissan Leaf as the reason behind the sales differences but this is no longer true. With the impending arrival of the new Leaf, Nissan has been reducing national inventories of the model, which is currently lower than the Bolt’s.
So, this could all be due to discounting which Nissan has been doing heavily. Another interesting bit of info is that the newcomer to the US market, the Prius Prime, has beaten both the Leaf and Bolt by securing 1,362 total units of sales last month.