The official numbers were released today, and the Leaf did indeed hit a new record: 2,236 sales. That beats the pants off of the previous record from June 2011, when Nissan sold 1,708 Leafs. While this uptick comes at a time when Nissan North America recorded its best-ever sales month overall, the Leaf-specific increase is due to the introduction of the Tennessee-built model, which is cheaper and better than the 2012 model. In March 2012, Nissan sold 579 Leafs.
On the plug-in hybrid side of the first-two-to-market ledger, the Chevrolet Volt had another solid sales month, but nothing earth shattering. Chevy sold 1,478 Volts last month, down a bit from February (1,626) but up from January (1,140). In March 2012, Chevy sold 2,289 Volts, which was a record at the time.
Now that we've got this flash report up, we'll post our more detailed write-up of last month's green car sales soon.