Used Nissan Leaf prices fell 9.6 percent during the first quarter. Heck, during March alone, Nissan Leaf prices on average declined 4.4 percent (around $700) to about $15,200. That's a bigger drop than the Volvo S60 (down 3.6 percent), the BMW 528i (3.5 percent) and the GMC Savana (two percent). Such value decreases are especially notable because used-car prices as a whole rose 1.3 percent through the first three months of the year, with the Volkswagen Routan, Chrysler Town & Country minivan and Lincoln MKZ among the stronger performers.
Through March, sales of new Nissan Leafs dropped 21 percent from a year earlier to almost 4,100 units. Last year, Nissan boosted Leaf sales by 34 percent to almost 19,000 vehicles. It's worth noting that green-car sales are down this year. In fact, sales of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in through the end of March plunged 48 percent from a year earlier to almost 1,900 units.