Got some extra time tonight, and got the story out:
Nissan LEAF January/February Sales To Be Lower As Inventory Approaches A "Sold Out" Scenario
http://insideevs.com/nissan-leaf-januar ... -scenario/
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...Nissan's Director of Corporate Communications, filled us in on the situation on 2012 LEAF inventory, and short-term sales expectations for the model:
"The current model ’12 Nissan LEAF is approaching a sold-out scenario as we prepare to introduce the upgraded 2013 model, which will go on sale in February. That increased sales pace of about 1,500 units per month during the 4th quarter of 2012 means that we now are almost out of MY ’12 LEAFs. We won’t be able to meet that pace again until we can fill the channel with the new supply of ‘13s from Tennessee."
There is also some other stuff about Nissan not being able to fill the distribution channels until later in March on the 2013s, and that 80% of the available inventory they ended December with (about 900 units) will be sold by months end.