Big day for Nissan LEAF

February 29, 2012
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LEAF drives into America As of tomorrow, March 1, 2012, the Nissan LEAF will be the first consumer oriented electric vehicle (EV) available across the United States, with dealerships and the ability to support these vehicles, in every state. Existing reservation holders will be able to place their orders tomorrow. Those interested in the LEAF, […]

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LEAF reservations open in Canada

December 12, 2011
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2012 LEAFs arriving ahead of schdule Nissan Canada is opening reservations to the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF. Anyone living within 65 kilometers of one of the 27 certified Nissan LEAF dealers are now able to place a reservation. As we wrote back in September, Nissan is expecting to sell 600 LEAFs in […]

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LEAF availability to include all of US by March 2012

December 6, 2011
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Seven more states able to order 2012 LEAF with entire US able to order by March 2012 From a potential LEAF owner’s perspective, getting news from Nissan North America regarding the ability to reserve and order a LEAF has been at times exhilarating, frustrating, exhausting and infuriating. Now, hopefully we can add satisfying to the list. […]

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Nissan LEAF availability

November 27, 2011
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Reservation not required Certainly, this will not be the case across the country. And it will likely not be the case in newly opened Nissan LEAF markets. But it is worth noting, so we are passing this information along – Nissan LEAF is available without a reservation. At least to a limited degree. We just […]

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Nissan LEAF sales less than robust in UK

October 21, 2011
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Is it the chicken, or is it the egg? We just pulled up Nissan LEAF sales in the United Kingdom (UK) market just for fun and were somewhat surprised at our findings. Through September LEAF sales total just 579 units sold to date. No matter how you slice it, that isn’t a big number. Let’s […]

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LEAF in demand up north

September 21, 2011
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2011 LEAF allocation sold out in Canada The 2011 Nissan LEAF allocation for Canada sold out within the first two hours of reservations being opened. Granted, only 40 vehicles were made available, with 2012 LEAF reservations to open up at a later date, but this does provide more than just an indication of interest. With […]

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2011 Nissan LEAF availability

July 25, 2011
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What is the current status of LEAF distribution? 2011 Nissan LEAF production has ramped up to near its capacity levels. Full Oppama, Japan capacity is still only around 4,100 units per month for global distribution. And remember that all Japanese industrial and manufacturing companies have had their electric supply reduced by 15%. So max production […]

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Drive a LEAF – Round Two

July 13, 2011

Nissan offers LEAF consumer drives again With the completion of Nissan’s first round of consumer LEAF drive events, which ran from October 2010 through March 2011, Nissan found about 50,000 consumers interested in driving this new means of transportation. As interest in electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow, Nissan has launched round two of the […]

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More EV news

June 5, 2011

Nissan reduces LEAF projected sales for 2011 Al Castignetti, Nissan’s vice president of U.S. Sales confirmed that sales may reach only half of the projected 20,000 units that Nissan had hoped to sell in 2011. Sales may only total 10,000 to 12,000 by year end. Nissan faced production issues, natural disasters, and a totally new […]

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LEAF offered in Spain

May 13, 2011

LEAF truly becoming a global car Spain started the LEAF reservation process on May 12. As in the United States, Spanish LEAF customers first reserve a LEAF online with a fully refundable deposit of €300 (currently slightly more than $200). First Spanish deliveries are expected to take place in September. LEAF is now available in […]

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