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2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Units Sold

Posted By Marc Carter On April 2, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf [2] with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle [3]. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even moved production to its Tennessee plant. The changes resulted in a price drop by $6,400 and higher inventory numbers, which together helped Nissan [4] surpass the record it set in June of 2011, when 1,708 Leafs were sold.

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The 2013 Nissan Leaf [2] starts at $28,800, but after the available federal tax credit and state rebates, the price drops to as low as $18,800. Buyers can also lease the 2013 Leaf for as low as $199 per month for 36 months.

Some of the updates to the 2013 Leaf [2] include a new 6.6 kW onboard charger, which cuts charging times in half; 17-inch alloy wheels; and leather seats on SL models. Nissan’s Around View Monitor and a 7-speaker Bose energy efficient audio system are also available.

Even though electric vehicles still represent a small percentage of the entire market, so far this year sales are picking up. Tesla [5] recently announced that sales of its Model S sedan have also surpassed sales expectations and sales of the Chevy Volt [6] also continue to improve.

+ Nissan [4]

Via Inside EVs [7]


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[2] 2013 Nissan Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/2013-nissan-leaf-starts-at-under-19000-after-available-tax-incentives-making-it-the-cheapest-5-passenger-ev-in-the-us/

[3] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[4] Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com

[5] Tesla: http://inhabitat.com/tesla-motors-turns-a-profit-for-first-time-as-model-s-sales-exceed-target/

[6] Chevy Volt: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=chevy+volt

[7] Inside EVs: http://insideevs.com/nissan-leaf-shatters-sales-record-in-march-2013-propels-industry-to-all-time-high/

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