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