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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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RE: Smells like artificial shortages
By Reclaimer77 on 7/17/2013 8:29:58 PM , Rating: 4
I find that most people who are against the electric car credit, are really against it because they can't see it benefiting themself.

Based on some large sample group survey you've personally conducted no doubt?

I doubt a hopeless Leftist like you could even begin to grasp the root of this issue.

Essentially everyone claiming a mortage deduction (especially for a mortage they could not otherwise afford) is stealing from people who have either paid off their home, can not afford a home, or do not choose to purchase an home beyond thier budget.

That's essentially bullsh*t. Also the highlighted words above, aren't words. Maybe you should actually be able to spell mortgage if you want to discuss them?

The only way this is considered "stealing" is if you're viewing this issue in the typical Liberal light. Liberals view the collective income of the individuals of this nation as one large pot that belongs to the Government. At which point the Government then decides how much of it you get to keep for yourself after it's done distributing the wealth of this nation.

Let me ask you something, who's taxes were increased specifically because I got a mortgage deduction? Answer: nobodies. I'm not "stealing"!

Also while the mortgage deduction is nice, it doesn't reduce my liability to zero. Not even close. For some people, these State and Federal EV tax deductions could reduce their total income tax liability to nothing, or damn close! Just for picking a different car than me? That's just so wrong.

I'm against the EV tax credit on several levels, but I've never claimed it's stealing from me or anyone else.

By topkill on 7/18/2013 9:50:47 PM , Rating: 1
First point:
Answer: nobodies

Don't make fun of other people for their English/spelling when you're a frigging moron. You're referring to who's taxes were affected so it's "nobody's"

Second point:
Liberals view the collective income of the individuals of this nation as one large pot that belongs to the Government.

You call others "liberal" and say they view all money as belonging to the government yet claim that you should be allowed to get tax breaks for your house? Are you that fucking stupid and logic challenged?

Third point:
Let me ask you something, who's taxes were increased specifically because I got a mortgage deduction?

Either our politicians have to decide what we're going to do without or else someone else has to pay more to make up for the taxes you get to keep. It's not magic, taxes pay for shit. If you're not paying them, then someone else has to make up for it.

Frankly, you're just an offensive jagoff who has something against EVs so you pile on BS arguments against things you don't like with no logic and ignore the hypocrisy of your own benefits.

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