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With demand up and supply thinning, Nissan plans to practice a bit of Economics 101 by turning the production spigot for the all-electric Leaf clockwise at its Tennessee factory. Nissan is preparing to increase US production of the Leaf after a price cut early this year substantially boosted demand, Reuters says. Additionally, Nissan executive Jose Munoz says the Japanese automaker makes money on each Leaf it sells.

With sales climbing, US Leaf inventory has shrunken considerably, with dealer supply at about 20 days, or about a third of Nissan's typical inventory target. No details were disclosed about how much production would be increased, though Munoz said that increase could start by next month.

In January, Nissan reduced the base price of the Leaf by $6,400 to $28,800, making the model the least-expensive five-seat plug-in vehicle in the country. Through October, US Leaf sales more than doubled from a year earlier to 18,078 vehicles. October sales rose 27 percent from 2012 to 2,002 units. Nissan sold 9,819 Leafs in the US for all of last year. By comparison, sales of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in through October fell 2.7 percent from a year earlier to 18,782 vehicles.


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      • 8 Months Ago
      Nissan Altima earned the coveted 5-star overall safety rating(cf. www.londondrivers.com) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA)
      Dave D
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wow, nobody even bothers to comment on this? A couple of years ago, this would have been headline news! Maybe the title of the article should have said "Nissan increases Leaf production...and Tesla's catch fire and fuel cells suck!!!!" We'd have about 2,000 comments by now LMAO!!!
        Marcopolo
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Dave D
        @ Dave D Sad, but true ! Also interesting was Jose Munoz comment "Nissan makes money on each Leaf sold." That's an observation not reflected in Nissan's annual report. Possibly, a careful rearrangement of the costings for the US division.
      Ken
      • 8 Months Ago
      Air cooled battery. I wouldn't buy one because of this "flaw" and many of those familiar with the Leaf who frequent this site might feel the same way. Leaf battery life is still a big question mark. I'm not forking over $30K for that.
      Ben Crockett
      • 8 Months Ago
      Good to hear. The price drop in January, increased production and of course the state and fed rebates should put more Leaves on the road.
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