Nissan, once an EV pioneer, has noted a relatively good year for LEAF sales in the U.S., considering that it is an aging model.
The company reports 184,033 vehicle sales during the fourth quarter of 2021 (down 17.3% year-over-year). In 2021, Nissan sold 919,086 vehicles (up 12.1% year-over-year).
The Nissan LEAF noted 4,165 sales in Q4, which is 10.3% less than a year ago or 6.5% of Nissan car sales (3.5% including all vehicles).
In 2021, Nissan LEAF sales amounted to 14,239 (up 48.9% year-over-year). It was also a better year than 2019 and the fifth-best year.
The cumulative sales result stands at 165,710. It means that once the Nissan Ariya arrives, it will be at the very end of the 200,000 sales for the federal tax credit. The phase-out will probably start at some point in 2023.
Nissan Ariya’s reservations opened in November (see everything we know about the Ariya here), but the market launch is scheduled for Fall 2022.
By 2030, Nissan intends to expand its global lineup (Nissan and Infiniti) to 23 new electrified models, including 15 all-electric ones.