Nissan used to lead electric car sales in the United States regularly with its first generation LEAF, which became available in the U.S. in 2011. But, at least anecdotally, it does not seem to be doing nearly as well with its second generation LEAF in the U.S., of which I have seen exactly three in a full year of looking here in the Denver, Colo. area.
Drowsy driving is a widespread issue among motorists in the United States, including among drivers of electric vehicles who clearly are not immune to the effects of drowsy driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving led to roughly 72,000 accidents, 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths in 2013 alone.
There is still a lot of misinformation and anti-electric car stuff being pumped out onto the internet by folks who, for the most part, have a vested interest in the continuation of #BigOil's economic -- and environmental -- hegemony. One of the biggest myths about electric cars is that they are "too expensive". Not true. Simply. Not. True. Case in point: My own experience owning, and driving, an electric car for the past five years.
Every time gas prices start to rise, interest in electric cars, and in solar-charged driving, increases. I can literally see this rising interest in increases in traffic to SolarChargedDriving.Com. In fact, gas prices, appear to be a bigger factor in creating more traffic to SolarChargedDriving.Com than putting fresh content on the site.