Nissan North America said today that it will be taking orders for the new Nissan LEAF EV next spring and expects to have 20,000 units pre-sold by the time the electric-car reaches dealerships in the third-quarter, reports Automotive News.
“We are confident we will have 20,000 reservations for the Leaf by the time it goes on sale,” Carlos Tavares, Nissan”s chairman for the Americas, said.
It was reported last month that “Nissan plans to price the new LEAF electric-car to compete with $25,000 to $33,000 mass-market cars in the United States.”
The five-seater Nissan LEAF EV is powered by lithium ion cells that provide energy to the 107-hp electric motor with a peak torque of 208 lb-ft. On a full-charge, the Nissan LEAF can travel a total of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph.
2010 Nissan LEAF EV:
– By: Omar Rana