It was reported just last week that pre-orders of the Nissan Leaf have reached 3,754 units in three weeks in its domestic market after launching the pre-order process in Japan on April 1. That exceeds half of the company’s sales target for FY2010, which is 6,000 units.
As of Friday morning, more than 6,600 people in the U.S. have reserved the Leaf, just a few days after Nissan started taking reservations for its new electric-vehicle. The reservations for the Leaf come from potential buyers in the United States who paid a $99 refundable deposit.
Prices for the 2011 Nissan Leaf will start at $32,780 or $25,280 with a federal tax-credit. That works out to a lease payment of $349 a month.
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.
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– By: Kap Shah
Source: Free Press