Despite a slow start, Nissan is expecting to realize a significant sales boost for the Leaf in April. Through March of this year, 500 Leafs were sold in the US. The company expects that number to jump to 900 after April sales are accounted for.
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Despite the recent calamity in Japan, Nissan does not foresee any fulfillment issues with the Leaf; about 600 were sent over just before disaster struck. The company expects total sales for 2011 to upwards of 10,000 units, with a waiting list of 20,000 who have left refundable deposits, and a list of 340,000 registered individuals who have indicated interest.
Nissan aims to deliver a Leaf to all who reserved one by summer’s end.
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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 90 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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Source: Detroit News