Nissan opens Leaf registration to public

Nissan opens reservations for its Leaf--a zero-emission, all-electric vehicle--to the public. The refundable $99 reservations are made at NissanUSA.com or by calling 1-877-664-2738.

For $99, you can reserve a Nissan Leaf. To find out more call 1-877-664-2738. Josh Miller/CNET

Last month, Nissan let people who preregistered reserve an order for its all-electric Leaf, and 9,500 future, preregistered Leaf drivers responded.

Now, Nissan's Leaf registration is open to everyone. You can make a refundable $99 reservations at NissanUSA.com or by calling 877-664-2738.

Nissan plans to begin releasing the Leaf to select markets in December, and it plans to increase its availability to other markets in spring 2011 with a full market release in 2012, according to a company press release. Car buyers who have made reservations will be given first dibs, based on how soon they registered, for Leaf order in their particular market.

The 2011 Nissan Leaf has an MSRP of $32,780. But with tax incentives, such as $7,500 federal tax credit and additional $1,500 to $5,000, clean-vehicle rebate that is offered in certain states, buyers can expect to pay less than MSRP overall.

"After the start of priority reservations, interest in the Nissan Leaf only has continued to grow," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, sales & marketing, NNA. "Consumers clearly are recognizing the benefits of zero emissions and the value proposition the Nissan Leaf offers."

 

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