Non-domestic production hampered production until now, keeping deliveries slow and making it difficult for the Leaf to compete with the Chevrolet Volt, especially over the last two months.
“We’ve had to fulfill demand from one plant globally,” Krueger said. “Once we localize it in December, the second half of the fiscal year is when we’ll see most of the supply, demand be available.”
At the present rate, Nissan is set to shatter its overall manufacturing records in the U.S. Currently the company is on pace to assemble 1.35 million units in North America this year, which is 170,000 more than it did last year.