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Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault and Nissan

Nissan Leaf
Nissan's mass market EV is already sold out in the U.S.

It looks as though Nissan's all-electric Leaf is proving to be quite popular -- and it hasn't even hit U.S. streets yet. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said today that the automaker's entire production run for 2010 has been spoken for.

For the U.S., that means that Nissan has already received 13,000 orders for the Leaf. For comparison, Toyota sells roughly 12,500 Prius hybrids in a single month.

Pre-orders for the Nissan Leaf began on April 20 -- those expressing interest in buying the vehicle had to pay a $99 refundable deposit to have their name put on the list. Actual deliveries will begin in December.

“We think there is a big future for this car," said Ghosn according to the Free Press.

The Nissan Leaf will be priced from $32,780 before a $7,500 federal tax credit. Depending on which state you live in, you could qualify for up to an additional $5,000 in credits or rebates.

The Nissan Leaf is powered by a 107hp electric motor and can travel at up to 87 mph. The maximum driving range for the vehicle is a modest 100 miles.



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RE: Where do I plug it
By tallguywithglasseson on 5/26/2010 1:42:16 AM , Rating: 2
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Could you imagine what the auto industry would have been like in the 1900's if car buyers demanded that gasoline stations be on every corner BEFORE they buy a Ford Model-T?
Depends. Can I also imagine that said buyers already had cars that ran on whale oil, that got better performance, range, passenger and cargo room than the Model-T, and that there were, in fact, already whale oil stations on every corner?


RE: Where do I plug it
By acase on 5/26/2010 1:13:19 PM , Rating: 2
No, but you can imagine they had horses that ran on food, had equal speed, could go over rougher terrain, and could pull all the cargo room you could need.


RE: Where do I plug it
By muIIet on 5/26/2010 6:56:53 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah but no where to plug in my laptop.


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