All-electric Nissan Leaf deliveries top 35,000 since December 2010 launch

(September 27, 2013) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With cumulative U.S. sales passing 35,000, Nissan Leaf is bringing owners throughout the United States together to share their enthusiasm and experiences during National Plug In Day on Sept. 28 and 29. Nissan is the first automaker to serve as a presenting sponsor of National Plug In Day.

Nissan Leaf sales in the United States are up 317 percent year-over-year since launching the 2013 model in March, and these sales are rapidly expanding to a new wave of markets such as Atlanta, St. Louis and Denver.

Similarly, National Plug In Day has expanded to more than 80 events in cities across the United States — and several in other countries. Thousands of EV advocates will take part in a variety of activities like EV parades, tailgates, ride-and-drives, live music and games.

Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, said: "From the early adopters to the most recent buyers, our owners consistently tell us that Nissan Leaf quickly becomes the car of choice in their household, and they spread the word about Leaf to their family and friends. Nissan is sponsoring National Plug In Day to celebrate the growing presence of electric cars like Nissan Leaf and the role that our owners are playing in spurring the next round of EV buyers."

"Plug-in car buyers are not just motivated by environmental concerns. We buy plug-ins because they cost much less to drive, and they are just better, quicker, more fun cars to drive," said Plug In America spokesperson Zan Dubin Scott, who launched National Plug In Day. "National Plug In Day brings together thousands of people across the country who already see these benefits and want to share the word with others."

National Plug In Day, organized by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, is a nationwide celebration created to heighten awareness of and highlight the benefits of plug-in vehicles, such as Nissan Leaf. For more information on National Plug In Day, including information on local events, visit