Nissan opens LEAF to other markets around US and will continue through 2012

Nissan’s LEAF has been around with us for some time now. However, it has only been available in certain areas around the country. But because Nissan has just about achieved delivery of its 7,000 example, Nissan has just announced that they’re expanding the LEAF’s offerings to other markets in the US.

Orders began today for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

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“Consumers have spoken, and it’s clear that they are looking for a car that produces zero emissions and uses no gas,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “We are seeing tremendous consumer interest in the Nissan LEAF in these new markets, particularly in the New York metropolitan area.”

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Nissan also added in their press release that the LEAF will continue to expand throughout the US as the 2011 year comes to a close. By the turn of the 2012 year, Nissan will have expanded into Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Refresher: Power for the 2012 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 2012 Nissan LEAF will start at $35,200.

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– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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