15 Jul '13, 9pm

All of a sudden, Nissan doesn't have enough Leafs to go around

All of a sudden, Nissan doesn't have enough Leafs to go around

Those are the US sales totals for the Nissan Leaf over the last four months. According to Erik Gottfried, Nissan's director of electric vehicle sales and marketing, the numbers are a bit too high. Or production is too low. Or something. Point is, demand is apparently outstripping supply. Nissan says it's "going to be short on inventory all through the summer." Despite having a stated annual capacity of 150,000 Leaf EVs at its Smyrna, TN plant – over 10,000 a month – Leaf production in the Volunteer State has not yet ramped up to a level that can satisfy demand for 2,200 Leafs a month. According to Automotive News , Gottfried recently told dealers in Texas that, "we're doing everything we can to get them more inventory. But it's taking some time. ... We're going to be short on inventory all through the summer. It will be late fall before we can produce enough to satisfy eve...

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