Wait Times on Electric Cars Getting Stretched

GM sees customer wait times being 2-4 months, while Nissan acknowledges giving prospective buyers overoptimistic delivery-time estimates.

Published: 21-Jan-2011

Buyers hoping to lead the electric-car revolution are hitting the slow-charge cycle when it comes to deliveries of their new vehicles.

Nissan says many among the 20,000 who pre-ordered the Leaf all-electric car are going to have to wait months longer than they expected. Those who signed up to buy last summer, expecting delivery of the car this month or next, may have to wait as long as until May or June.

General Motors says wait times at present probably average two to four months for those buying a Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in car — in line with expectations.

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