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According to Al Castignetti, Nissan's vice-president of U.S. sales, the Japanese automaker is on track to sell 12,000 Leafs in the U.S. before the end of 2011. Of course, this jives with numbers we've heard before, but considering that automakers in Japan were hit hard by the devastating quake on March 11, it's a relief to have confirmation from a Nissan exec that Leaf production is back on track.

The numbers continue to show that Nissan is moving more Leafs with each passing month. According to Nissan, U.S. sales of the Leaf soared to 1,708 in June, surpassing the 1,142 sold in May and nearly three times the 573 units sold in April. With Leaf sales on the rise, we see no reason to believe that Nissan will fall short of hitting its 12,000-unit target.

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[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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