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Struggling sales of cars the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan show weakness in electric market


The Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in with the ability to run on its electric alone, is by far the most successful car in the United States.

The fledgling car business is in turmoil as predictions potential sales have to be wildly optimistic despite fuel prices and plenty of hype.

Weak consumer demand is both the big automakers like Motors and Nissan — have failed to meet targets on the plug-in Volt and Leaf — and smaller firms trying to carve out a of a very small niche.

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Electric cars also stiff competition from and improved fuel efficiency in vehicles as automakers update fleet to meet tougher standards.

Toyota recently plans to drastically scale the release of its all-electric eQ and Honda has the release of its Fit EV to 1,100 US customers the next two years.

The Chevy — which can switch to a regular gasoline engine the battery runs out of juice is by far the most successful electric car in the States.

After a slow start, sales have tripled year with help of leases and a decision by California to them in fast-moving carpool on the state’s clogged freeways.

But of 16,348 through September are far short of the 45,000 Volts the US Department of Energy forecast in a report that GM could per year.

As fuel prices consumers have been far attracted to Toyota’s Prius which saw sales double year to 183,340 vehicles.

Sales of the all-electric Leaf which has a maximum range of 73 (117 kilometers) — are 28 percent to just 5,212 in the United States this despite a major marketing

Nissan — which is to open a new assembly for electric in Tennessee — is falling short of CEO Carlos Ghosn’s goal to double Leaf for fiscal 2013.

Only two ago, the Boston Consulting predicted electric vehicle could reach five or roughly 4 million to 5 million of the industry’s total global volume by 2020. Now they are electric vehicles might just three percent of global sales.

While the big automakers can cushion massive investments in electric with sales of conventional the painfully slow growth and the in adapting electric technology to the of modern motorists have huge challenges for startups.

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