Since Nissan started shipping its all-electric Leaf to Tennessee in December, 80 of the Asian automaker’s zero-tailpipe emission cars have been sold statewide and roughly 2,200 have been sold around the country.
Despite the low sales volume, Nissan continues to tout the all-electric vehicle, even as U.S. auto sales have yet to fully rebound.
Asian auto production was disrupted by a parts shortage after the early March earthquake and tsunami in Japan that destroyed key suppliers and hobbled shipments. Since then, operations have mostly recovered, and the auto plants are expected to be running at full capacity by October, according to Nissan.
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