Nissan Leaf Sales Surpass 100,000 Units Worldwide

Nissan Leaf sales has officially surpassed the 100,000 unit mark worldwide, capturing a full 48% of the EV market, Nissan is quick to add. Sure, it has taken three years and a big price cut to get there, but with Leaf sales numbers now in the six figures, this major electric car milestone must feel like a weight lifted from Nissan’s shoulders.

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More Women Buying The Nissan Leaf

It’s been said that women control most of the major purchasing decisions in the traditional family unit, especially when it comes to cars. Women are driving the growth of the small car and green car segments, and the Nissan Leaf is high on the list of many lady car buyers. Women now account for about 30% of Leaf purchases, and the average age of Leaf buyers is dropping too.

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Nissan Leaf Sales Soar, Leaving Dealer Inventories Low

What a difference a year makes. Around this time in 2012, just 500 or so Nissan Leafs were being sold a month, falling far short of projections and resulting in frustration and disappointment from some Nissan executives. But with Leaf sales quadrupling year-over-year, Nissan’s new problem is that they don’t have enough of the peppy EV to go around.

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Nissan To Roll Out Its Own Fast Charging Network At Dealerships

Tesla Motors is aiming to be more than just an electric car maker, investing in a network of fast-charging “Superchargers” and battery-swapping locations across the country. Nissan is taking a play from Tesla’s book, and will soon roll out its own network of fast-charging stations at Nissan dealerships from coast to coast.

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2014 Ford Focus EV Gets $4,000 Price Cut

Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?

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NISMO Offering Japanese Nissan Leaf Owners Increased Mileage, Performance

While nobody will ever accuse the first-generation Nissan Leaf of being a sports car, a few magazines and test drivers have shown that some small modifications can make a big difference on this little EV. NISMO, Nissan’s in-house performance shop, is offering Japanese customers suspension and motor control modifications that make the Leaf a sportier version of itself.

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Battery Leasing For Nissan Leaf Customers!

Nissan is now allowing its customers in Europe to purchase the 2013 Leaf without buying the batteries outright, which will make the electric car even more affordable. However, as always, there are conditions.

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