Any doubts regarding the popularity of the new Nissan Leaf were quelled after Nissan’s first all-electric vehicle received 6,635 reservations in just three days since reservations were made available with each reservation coming with a required $99 refundable deposit online.

While the official public reservation for the Nissan Leaf will begin on May 15, people that have expressed prior interest in the car - those who forked over the 99 bucks - were given first dibs on reserving Nissan’s EV vehicle for themselves.

According to Nissan, the company is targeting the 25,000-order treshold by the time the car officially hits the market at the tail-end of the year. The 6,635 prior-reservations is a good start for Nissan in it’s mission to become one of the first brands to release an all-electric platform. The car is likewise expected to carry a price tag of $25,280, excluding the charging station each Leaf owner is required to have set up at their homes.

On top of the popularity the Leaf has obviously gained, Nissan is optimistic that the interest surrounding the Leaf will continue to grow as the months pass.


Source: Nissan

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  (503) posted on 02.23.2011

My perfect scenario is driving a Nissan Leaf to work, and a 370Z on the weekends.

  (531) posted on 02.23.2011

Agreed, although it is quite an achievement by Nissan, and those early adopters have appreciated this.

  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

The Nissan Leaf is a medium-sized hatchback that can accommodate five adults and go as far as 100 miles.

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

yes.. even in Google search, leaf has out-searched the Chevy volt..

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

Nissan leaf show the futural direction of vehicle. It is wonderful for human being and the world.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

Its so ugly!! Nothing against Nissan, they’re good people, but this thing is abominable.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

This is a sneak attack of nissan from the other automotive company.

  (868) posted on 04.27.2010

Finally an electric automobile that’s practical and everyday-usable, and from a company that just a year ago had to use Toyota batteries for all its EVs and hybrids—production or test mule—because they lacked the technology to build their own. Great work Nissan, you’ve at last built a car I might actually buy.

  (806) posted on 04.27.2010

Well, I hope nissan has already perfected the nissan Leaf for extreme road conditions.

  (238) posted on 04.26.2010

The Leaf is the first step in the right direction with the electric automobile industry.

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