Biting at the bit to be one of the first to reserve Nissan’s upcoming Leaf electric car? Nissan seems to think you, or at least 115,000 of you, are, as it announced today that starting tomorrow, that particular pool of people will be given priority as the Leaf reservation process commences.
Nissan said that in addition to that 115,000 which have already signed up online to be potential Leaf owners, those who visit the Leaf website by the end of today and register will be able to join the first come, first serve crowd. Reservations will open to the general public on May 15. As a reminder the Leaf, including the the $7,500 federal tax credit for which it will be eligible, will price at $25,280. This does not include “an array of state and local incentives that may further defray the costs, and increase the benefits.”
Nissan said the registration process on April 20 will go something like this: priority reservation instructions will be sent to early registrants by email between 1-6 pm EDT on April 20 – the email will include an exclusive link enabling each person to start the reservation process; through the link, the customer will create an account, configure his or her vehicle, and answer questions to complete a driving profile; consumers will be asked to pay by credit card a $99 reservation fee, which is fully refundable; after placing a reservation, a customer will be able to indicate a preferred dealer; consumers who reserve a Nissan LEAF will receive confirmation numbers. Nissan will provide individual updates for their reservations by June 30.
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