Nissan envisions doubled Leaf sales

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00 am

Nissan Motor Co., which reported record U.S. sales of Leaf hatchbacks in 2013, is optimistic that the world’s most prolific electric-carmaker can soon double its deliveries, said Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn.

Sales of the battery-powered Leaf jumped 130 percent last year to 22,610, aided by 2,529 deliveries in December, the most ever in a single month for Japanese carmaker. That figure should keep rising, Ghosn told CNBC.

“We are now on a trend of 3,000 cars a month in the U.S., which is about 36,000 cars” a year, Ghosn said. “The next step is moving up to 4,000 a month, which is going to be approximately 50,000,” he said, without setting a target date.

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