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UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On July 13, 2011 @ 8:22 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

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Not only is the Nissan LEAF [1] is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [2], it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle [3] is only available in 7 U.S. states, it has already sold over 4,000 units in 8 months, which is impressive for a vehicle with such new green technology [4] onboard.

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Once Nissan ramps up production to its anticipated 150,000 units per year, the LEAF could become even more ubiquitous than the Prius [5] is currently. As they say, the pioneers are the ones with arrows in their backs, and there is no guarantee that innovators in the electric vehicle market such as Toyota, Tesla [6], or GM will be the ones to enjoy lasting success and profits from bringing new green technologies to market.

+ Nissan [7]

Via Treehugger [8]


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[1] Nissan LEAF: http://inhabitat.com/nissan-leaf-becomes-first-electric-class-pikes-peak-champion/

[2] Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: http://inhabitat.com/breaking-news-chevy-volt-and-nissan-leaf-awarded-highest-iihs-safety-ratings/

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

[4] green technology: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=green+technology

[5] Prius: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=prius

[6] Tesla: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-inhabitat-takes-the-tesla-roadster-for-a-spin-in-silicon-valley/

[7] + Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com/

[8] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/nissan-leaf-electric-car-4000-sold-usa.php

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