posted 6 years ago

Nissan LEAF already sold out

Nissan has been overrun with orders for the Nissan Leaf since it introduced a refundable deposit scheme in the US and Japan

Nissan has been overrun with orders for the Nissan Leaf since it introduced a refundable deposit scheme in the US and Japan. There have been 13,000 reservations for the Nissan Leaf in the US and 6,000 reservations in Japan.

The Nissan Leaf is the first affordable, mass-marketed electric car. It is a medium sized hatchback that can comfortably seat five adults and has a range of 100 miles. The "Leaf" name is a significant statement about the car itself. Just as leaves purify the air in nature, so the Nissan Leaf purifies mobility by taking emissions out of the driving experience. Additionally, the Nissan Leaf is expected to qualify for an array of significant local, regional and national tax breaks and incentives in markets around the world. As an added benefit, because the vehicle has less mechanical complexity than a traditional gasoline-powered car, the Nissan Leaf is designed to be friendly to the wallet as well as to the environment.

Earlier this month, Nissan announced that the Nissan Leaf will cost £23,350 when it goes on sale in February 2011 in the UK. That will make it the most affordable all-electric car on the market, though the total cost incorporates a £5,000 grant from the Government.