Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nissan's big number: 20,000

Nissan will start taking orders for the upcoming all-electric LEAF next Spring. And they are building to meet expected initial orders for 20,000 cars, according to an Automotive News report picked up by AutoBlogGreen. The report states that Nissan will launch the Leaf next year in the states of Tennessee and Oregon, along with San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and the Phoenix/Tucson region in Arizona. The Bay Area, or at least Sonoma County, should be on that list, and I'll assume it was an oversight. Once the Smyrna Tennessee plant is up and running, in 2012, Nissan foresees production of 150,000 electric cars a year. Game changing.

[Source: AutoBlogGreen]