2017 Chevrolet Bolt Takes US Crown From Nissan Leaf
Some years back it wouldn’t have seemed possible that the Nissan Leaf could be stopped for taking the lead in plug-in electric sales, not only in the US, but also around the globe. Now this year the hatchback does hold its top position around the globe for being the best-seller, but only just.
For yearly sales the Nissan Leaf has lost out to the Tesla Model S in 2015 and in 2016 it lost the battle for reaching 100,000 sales in the US. The Chevrolet Bolt has taken the crown and we are not surprised.
The vehicle hasn’t had much of a boost by way of advertising yet it has managed to take the win for the EV market. On saying this there hasn’t been that much by way of advertising for the Leaf either. At the moment the Nissan Leaf has sold 95, 384 units in the US through to the end of June, this is since it went on sale towards the end of 2010.
Unless the sales of the vehicle happen to stagnate for any reason in the next few months, the Nissan Leaf is set to become the second plug-in electric vehicle to manage 100,000 sales in the US. While the Tesla Model S has enjoyed a strong upswing in sales, it is thought that it has sold around 750,000 units so far in the US, by comparison.