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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:41 am

My SWAG why Nissan is avoiding pointing out that the lion's share of current LEAF deliveries are to Japanese customers is that they do not want to stir up American jingoism.

One detail that surprises me a little is that I do not see any VIN over 600 in the order/sale SS posted in this forum. What production run is the February trickle coming from ?
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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:08 am

Csriram reported Vin # 689 with a March 31 delivery date. My guess is that it was manufactured around the middle of February. I am wondering if Leafs manufactured during the last two weeks of February are on a ship headed to the U S.

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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:49 am

Yet reports say that 4k LEAF have been produced as of mid February. It's a discrepancy I cannot understand.
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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:56 am

Most of the "4,000" must have been produced for sale in Japan. Sooner or later Leaf sales and production numbers for Japan will be updated. Then we will know. Nissan also claimed they would produce 10,000 Leafs by the end of March. That would require them to build 5,000 or more in March. Do you think that is possible? :roll:

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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:20 pm

Until the Government subsidy in Japan returns, there might be a substantial surplus of recently-produced right-hand drive LEAFs parked somewhere over there.

Apparently the (roughly) $12,000 subsidy in Japan has returned. Now, world-total LEAF sales should really jump!
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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:28 pm

Apparently its already back if this is true: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2373&start=100

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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:42 pm

According to JADA (the Japanese version of NADA), Nissan sold 2,593 LEAFs in Japan in February:
http://www.jada.or.jp/contents/data/ranking/index.php

So that explains where most of the 4,000 went.

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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:04 pm

sproqitman wrote:According to JADA (the Japanese version of NADA), Nissan sold 2,593 LEAFs in Japan in February:
http://www.jada.or.jp/contents/data/ranking/index.php

So that explains where most of the 4,000 went.

Nice. Thanks. BTW, post all sales data to the sticky thread on Leaf sales.

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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:43 pm

sproqitman wrote:According to JADA (the Japanese version of NADA), Nissan sold 2,593 LEAFs in Japan in February:

I hate to show my ignorance, but are VINs a US-only thing, or do they have a different format in other countries? I ask because there are many reports on this board of VINS in the 600-1000 range for delivery in March and April. How does that make sense if 2600 cars were already sold in Japan?

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Re: Nissan announces 67 Leaf sales in February

Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:45 am

^^ IF it is any consolation, I wondered exactly the same thing.
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