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Nissan to lift US output of Leaf electric car as demand climbs

20 November 2013 | Reuters

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Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it will lift U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price. For many automakers, demand for electric vehicles has generally failed to live up to expectations set when models like the Leaf and General Motors Co's gasoline-electric hybrid Volt were being developed. But Jose Munoz, Nissan's senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas, said the Leaf is now the top reason customers are referred to the Nissan brand, adding that the vehicle is profitable.


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