The Nissan Leaf was recently named the World Car of the Year, but that doesn't seem to be helping sales in the United States. Details inside

The Nissan Leaf was recently named the World Car of the Year, but that doesn't seem to be helping sales in the United States.

According to Automotive News, the company has slashed their original sales projection of 20,000 units to just 10,000 to 12,000 units for 2011. Nissan declined to cite a reason for the move, but the Japanese earthquake has disrupted vehicle production. However, there's also the possibility that consumers aren't ready to accept a 100 mile (161 km) range.

Regardless, it has to be a little discouraging when fuel prices are near all-time highs but only 46 percent of consumers who reserved a car are actually taking delivery.

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