Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn said that it will deliver a record volume of the Nissan LEAF electric-cars this month to U.S. drivers as the company ramps up production and works to ease customer’s frustrations over delays.
“We’re going to have 1,500 cars delivered in the month of June, which is going to be the largest amount we’ve delivered in the United States,” Ghosn said. “This should help, a little bit, restart the enthusiasm.”
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Most customers of the Nissan LEF have waited much longer than expected since Nissan started taking orders in April, 2010.
“The last thing we want to do is frustrate them,” he said.
Nissan LEAF sales have averaged around 113 units a month during the first 4 months of U.S. deliveries. Sales reached 1,142 units in May.
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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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