Nissan Ramping Up Production of Leaf Electric Car

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Nissan sold just 19 Leaf electric vehicles in December, but with production ramping up at the Japanese plant, you'll soon be able to add a couple zeros onto that number. About 3000 Leafs have been made so far and Nissan expects it will produce about 4000 cars a month by March, according to Reuters.

U.S.-made Leafs won't exist until Tennessee production starts in 2012.

"Right now, about one in every seven cars is a Leaf, and we'll start building more until we reach maximum capacity in March," said Seiji Honda, head of the plant at which the Leaf is currently produced, in a tour of the production facilities.

There's certainly enough demand to keep production flowing at full capacity for a little while as 20,000 U.S. consumers have placed a reservation for a Leaf. The Chevrolet Volt also went on sale in December 2010, selling 326 units.

Source: Reuters

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