Nissan highlights from the Detroit Auto Show

Nissan (NSANY) took its moment in front of the press at the Detroit Auto Show to announce it will double production of the electric Leaf to 3K units a month in order to meet expected demand.

Steep price cuts at the end of the year were needed by Nissan to boost Leaf sales last year, but this year it expects a rapid increase in charging stations to help stoke sales in regions previously uncovered by the charging network.

The automaker also debuted its Sports Sedan Concept at the show. The vehicles is expected to closely resemble what the next version of Nissan's Maxima sedan will look like. Auto enthusiasts see it adding some vitality to the model.

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  • omarbradley
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    according to this metric Tesla is actually selling more. having said that this is taking fuel supplies off the market and since this is being done "at the margin" consistent sales gains will have a dramatic impact on supplies of gasoline and other distillates. (in other words "massive increases.) this should be VERY bullish in the materials space since a lot of heavy metals are involved in the production of batteries...but Elon Musk and Tesla get it..."we'll get them from outer space if we have to." The Japanese have already tried this...and came VERY close to success...that was almost 20 years ago. Both the USA has already proven it can deliver on deep space exploration...we will be flying past Pluto in 2015...after launching the craft in 2006. Nine years is not a long time. Take a look at how long the Gorgon field has taken to develop...and the currents costs there are at 55 billion.
    14 Jan 2014, 03:32 PM Reply Like
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