In researching the LEAF, I've found something that kind of bothered me. There are barely any ads for the LEAF. It seems obvious this would affect sales numbers. As well as the LEAF has been doing amongst EV cars, it's still a tiny fraction of total car sales.
The lack of national ads is one thing (in Canada I haven't seen any), but even on the local, back-of-newspapers level, Nissan dealerships list all their cars EXCEPT the LEAF.
In talking to a few salespeople, they are very unenthusiastic about selling the car, and I've found most aren't very knowledgeable, even though they have to go through a LEAF training course to be able to sell them. One of them told me they don't make much money on them, so it's less of an incentive to spend time trying to sell them. Shouldn't this be a concern for Nissan as a company?
Has anyone experienced similar lack of enthusiasm/help at Dealerships?
I can only speak about a few here in Vancouver, BC.