Nissan has announced that its has sold up to 20,000 reservations for the Nissan LEAF electric-vehicle
“Nissan had anticipated reaching its stated target of 20,000 reservations at the time of the first U.S. Nissan LEAF delivery, in December,” Nissan said in a statement. “This achievement comes three months ahead of schedule and just days before Nissan kicks off the “Drive Electric Tour.” The 23-city tour will give reservation holders and those interested in driving a Nissan LEAF a chance to experience all-electric driving firsthand.”
Nissan said that no further reservations for the LEAF will be taken until next year. The company will now focus on providing the best level of customer service and premium ownership experience to those who already have enrolled.
Those interested in the Nissan LEAF but have yet to make reservations can sign up for information and updates on www.nissanusa.com. They will be contacted in advance of the next phase of vehicle reservations.
Refresher: Power for the Nissan Leaf comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan Leaf allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.
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– By: Omar Rana