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Leaf EV sales market is expanding

For a long time the big problem for Nissan and many electric vehicle makers was the fact that electric vehicles simply weren't popular due to high pricing, range anxiety or any variety of other reasons. Nissan is now fighting the opposite problem with demand surging in new markets without the inventory to satisfy interested consumers.

Nissan director of electric vehicle sales Erik Gottfried says that he recently flew to Texas to meet with dealers that are clamoring for more Leaf electric vehicles.

"They really want more Leafs in Dallas," Gottfried says. "I assured them that we're doing everything we can to get them more inventory. But it's taking some time. It will be late fall before we can produce enough to satisfy everybody."

Nissan is now selling approximately 2,000 Leaf electric vehicles each month which is about four times the volume it was selling about a year ago. To meet this new demand, Nissan is slowly ramping up production of the Leaf at its manufacturing facility in Tennessee.

"We're going to be short on inventory all through the summer," Gottfried says he has been telling dealers. "

Since its introduction, the Leaf has been most popular on the West Coast in areas such as San Francisco and Seattle. However, the market has expanded sales are exploding in St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, and Raleigh. Atlanta is now the third-largest market for the Leaf electric vehicle and had only nine days of supply in June.

A year ago, California made up 37% of Leaf cells. Now, the state only accounts for 27% of sales due to significant growth in other markets.
Nissan credits its price cut of about $6,000 earlier this year for the increased sales.

Source: Autonews

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By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 12:09:16 PM , Rating: 2
I hope you never bought a house and received a new house tax credit or you are just a raging hypocrite.

But EVERYONE buying a house qualifies for the same credit. Your analogy is false, STOP using it. A better analogy here would be if I qualify for the tax credit because my house is brick, but you don't because it's vinyl sided.

Why should one vehicle choice benefit someone greatly while we punish the other one? Don't you see how wrong it is to wield taxation and Government power like a club in order to punish one group of people while rewarding the other?

I don't WANT a Government that thinks it's job is to punish me for owning an ICE vehicle, and rewarding you because you own an EV. That's prejudicial! A car is a car is a car.

If you want your Goddamned EV tax credit, fine. Make them available to EVERY car purchase and I'll shut up. But I will simply NOT shut up and go along with this absurd Liberal EV lovefest nonsense. We don't need the Government doing this! If you want your car, pay for it! It's that simple. Everyone else does it, why can't EV owners?

Or went to school and received an tuition tax credit.

Same straw man, EVERYONE going to school qualifies for that same credit.

Or paid into a retirement account and received a tax credit.

Uhhh ditto here. Hello??

Or had a child and qualified for a tax credit.

Again, everyone with a child qualifies. How stupid can you possibly be!!??

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