PHOTO CAPTION: Nissan LEAF being assembled at plant in Tennessee.

Demand for Nissan LEAF Electric Car Outpacing Supply

Company is producing 2,000 LEAF electric cars a month, a number that Nissan says would be even higher if it had the supply line capacity.

Published: 16-Jul-2013

In what some might jokingly say is a good problem to have, Nissan is facing a sales problem of not being able to manufacture enough of its electric car, the Leaf, to meet demand.

The problem is so acute that Erik Gottfried, Nissan’s director of electric vehicles recently flew to Dallas to discuss the problem with car dealers.

“They really want more Leafs in Dallas,” Gottfried says. “I assured them that we’re doing everything we can to get them more inventory. But it’s taking some time.”


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