• 2011 Honda Insight

    For all the media furor over the 2011 Nissan Leaf and the 2011 Chevy Volt, you'd think that tens of thousands of them were flooding onto our streets each month. Not so. As of Feb 28, the total sold between both cars was just 1,102, made up of 928 Volts and 174 Leafs. Now, it may be that those totals won't rise as fast as the makers had planned before the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Nissan shut down its Japanese plants--including Oppama, which builds the Leaf--and the Volt's transmission is sourced in Japan. More surchages, for longer Supplies of both cars could be reduced for months...

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