Nissan expects LEAF sales to hit 10,000 units by end of 2011

2011 Nissan LEAF

Has the buzz around the Nissan LEAF subsided? Not really. Despite all the hype around Nissan’s first electric-car, Nissan sold just 1,025 units this year through April – so what’s the issue? Apparently, there is a supply problem.

Nissan says that there is only a 14-day supply of LEAFs in the United States. The Japanese automaker is boosting production of the LEAF each month in its hometown.

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April sales of the Nissan LEAF accounted for 56 percent, or 573 units, of the LEAFs sold this year. Keep in mind though, Nissan LEAF sales are limited to just 7 states.

Based on those looking to buy the LEAF, Nissan targets sales to reach north of 10,000 units this year.

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Refresher: Power for the Nissan LEAF comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan LEAF allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 90 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.

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Source: Automotive News