The decrease in sales is largely attributed to the leaked information that Nissan would offer a bigger battery pack option for the 2016 LEAF, and then the company confirming the information at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month.
Nissan will offer a new 30 kWh battery pack option for the 2016 models, which will get an estimated EPA-rated range of 107 miles. The pack is standard on the LEAF SV and LEAF SL models which starts at $34,200 and $36,790 respectively. Nissan also still offers the 24 kWh pack option on the LEAF S which is expected to have an 84 miles EPA-rated range. The LEAF S will start at $29,010.