Nissan: Leaf Electric Car Orders Exceed Production Capacity

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn says the automaker has received 13,000 orders in the U.S. and Japan for its new electric car, the Leaf, exceeding production capacity. Ghosn said Thursday the company is seeking to add capacity to meet demand. The first models of the zero-emissions Leaf will be delivered to customers in December.

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn says the automaker has received 13,000 orders in the U.S. and Japan for its new electric car, the Leaf, exceeding production capacity.

Ghosn said Thursday the company is seeking to add capacity to meet demand. The first models of the zero-emissions Leaf will be delivered to customers in December.

Ghosn said he's bullish about Nissan's future as demand grows in emerging markets like China, and consumers warm to electric cars.

Nissan's current production capacity for the Leaf means it would have made less then 12,000 of the cars by next March.

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