Nissan Expands Distribution Of Leaf EV

Looking for a Leaf? Your search is about to get a little  bit easier. Nissan recently announced that they will soon be expanding availability of their popular, all-electric car. While the Leaf was only available in seven states when it was released in December 2010, by the end of 2011, customers will be able to pick up Leaf in any of 29 states and the District of Columbia.

As of the beginning of October, customers in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York will be able to register for and reserve a 2012 Leaf via the auto manufacturer’s website. The company says that deliveries to these states will begin as early as December.

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Nissan looks to grow the Leaf into other new markets as the year continues. By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the EV will be available for order. It is currently available in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Washington, DC.

Customers waiting for a new Leaf will see some new refinements in the standard model hatchback, including a new quick-charging feature as well as a new cold weather package, that features a battery warmer, heated steering wheel, and front and rear heated seats.

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