Nissan Announces Release Time Frame For Leaf Electric Car

Nissan, which just wrapped up a national tour of its Leaf all-electric, zero-emission car with a stop in EarthTechling’s Portland, Oregon backyard, announced the release process today for this vehicle to drivers. Plans are in the works for a roll out by year’s end.

Nissan said it will begin taking reservations for the Leaf in April, shortly after vehicle pricing is announced. A $100 refundable “reservation fee” will be required for all those who want to be among the early bird Leaf owners, including those who registered at the Leaf Web site for more information on the car (these people will be given first priority to reserve it). “Firm orders” will begin being taken in August “for deliveries when sales begin in the driver’s particular market.” Full rollout to select markets will occur in December, with “vehicles available in all major launch markets quickly thereafter.”

“The Nissan LEAF purchase process is effortless, transparent and accessible, offering value with a one-stop-shop approach for everything related to the car, including the assessment, permitting and installation of in-home battery charging units,” said Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Nissan Americas, in a statement. “We want everyone to feel good about having a car that is affordable, fun to drive and good for the environment.”

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