Nissan Leaf Won’t Hit 2012 Sales Target: CEO

Nissan Leaf Won’t Hit 2012 Sales Target: CEO

It’s no surprise to anyone that has been paying attention to the Leaf’s sales figures, but Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has confirmed that his company will not meet the sales target for its all-electric vehicle. 

The Leaf endured a frustrating year of sales after moving 9,679 units last year. October was the Leaf’s best selling month at 1,579 units, though for the entire year Nissan has only sold 6,791 Leafs total.

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The admittance by CEO Carlos Ghosn is a tough one to swallow, as he held steady even in April that the Leaf would meet its sales target of 20,000 units. Still, the Japanese automaker is staying committed to electric vehicles, aiming to move 1.5 million EVs cumulatively by 2016.

For the 2013 model year, Nissan is improving the Leaf, with a longer range and a lower price tag.

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[Source: Detroit News]