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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 topkill on 7/18/2013 9:50:47 PM , Rating: 1
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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"

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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?

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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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