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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- By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News