Nissan has sold out of orders for its upcoming Nissan LEAF electric-vehicle.
“We think there is a big future for this car. I can already tell you that the production for 2010 is already sold out,” Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said today during a luncheon at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.
So far in the United States, the Nissan LEAF has brought in 13,000 orders, which will be delivered in December. That number equals the full U.S. allocation for the Nissan electric-car.
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: Kap Shah
Source: Free Press