Leaf Production to Increase in US

Leaf production moves to TNNissan announced yesterday their intentions to have the all-electric Leaf production increased in the Tennessee factory.

Earlier in the year, Nissan announced a price cut for buyers interested in the Leaf which created a substantial boost in demand for this vehicle, and the demand is calling for bigger production numbers. Nissan executive Jose Munoz said he expects to see an increased number of Leafs available to dealerships starting as early as next month.

The Leaf is currently the least expensive five-seat plug-in vehicle in the country, starting at $28,800 and since January sales have more than doubled. In October alone, Nissan saw a 27 percent rise from sales in 2012 and in 2012 Nissan sold 9,819 Leafs in the US.

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Zero-Emission Car Sales Hit 100,000

On July 23, the 100,000th plug-in, zero-emission vehicle was sold in America and the Nissan LEAF became the current EV champion of the world in its short three year life.

The LEAF was the 100,000 zero-emission vehicle sold in the USSince the first LEAF was sold in 2010 in Silicon Valley, California, the LEAF has taken the US and the rest of the world by storm and last week, in Georgia, Nissan sold the 100,000th zero-emission vehicle.

“The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here,” said Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops – and we remain 100-percent committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.”

Of all plug-in vehicles, Nissan has sold the most, with more than 71,000 vehicles sold since 2010, and the number continues to rise. Other Renault EVs in the total include: the Kangoo Z.E. van, the Fluence Z.E. sedan, the two-seater Twizy, and the subcompact ZEO.

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