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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 9:56:45 PM , Rating: 1
And you're an absolute asshat for thinking there is any validity for you getting a tax break for owning a home when people that rent don't get anything.
Because you wanted a tax break on your house, the rest of us have to make up for it. Oh, wait...your logic only works for you? No, so go fuck yourself.

And I couldn't give a fuck about smug or green or whatever your hangup is. I want us to use less oil so we're not importing as much. Money going out of our economy screws us all out of jobs. THAT does more to damage the value of your house than anything else...because less people can afford them.


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