Ordered a Nissan LEAF? Wondering where it is? Nissan says that about 20,000 who pre-ordered a LEAF are going to have to wait months longer than they expected.
Those who signed up to reserve a LEAF last summer were expecting delivery of the car this month or in February. According to Nissan they may have to wait as long as until May or June. GM on the other hand said that the wait for the Chevrolet Volt is about two to four months – inline with its expectations.
What’s the reason for the wait? According to reports, the waits are significant because automakers are hoping to please early buyers of electric-cars. If they have a good experience with the technology, companies are sure they will spread the word to mainstream car shoppers.
All we know is … a lot of people hate waiting and consider it a bad experience.
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.
– By: Omar Rana