Electric Car Fan Takes Aerial Photos of Major Nissan LEAF Shipment

By · April 05, 2011

Anticipation of the delivery of the largest shipment of Nissan LEAFs so far has reached a fever pitch. In fact, “Aries,” a user on MyNissanLeaf.com, arranged to fly in a helicopter over the port in Long Beach to capture images of approximately 1,500 LEAFs being prepared for distribution.

A complete set of aerial images were posted yesterday and now become part of electric car history, as it documents the first major shipment of EVs to the United States.

Thanks to Aries for capturing the photos, and to EVNow for letting us know about them.

Can you spot your Nissan LEAF in the crowd?

Nissan LEAFs in Long Beach port
Nissan LEAFs in Long Beach port



Nissan LEAFs in Long Beach port







Nissan LEAFs in Long Beach port

Comments

· VoltFanSite (not verified) · 6 years ago

That is so cool. I would not mind a Leaf for my wife to go with my Volt.

· Neil (not verified) · 6 years ago

When I look at that view I can just imagine all the gas it will save.

· Igotone (not verified) · 6 years ago

I think I can see mine from here! I'm glad these ones were delivered safely considering the big Tsunami a few weeks ago. Consider yourself lucky if your order date hasn't been pushed back to May or June!

· Anonymous (not verified) · 6 years ago

I hope this is a sign of a good flow of LEAFs to the US. Hopefully more than 2,000 cars per month? I have been waiting almost a year now for my LEAF, and would really like the waiting list to start moving along.

· Anonymous (not verified) · 6 years ago

If I could see the VINs maybe I'd spot ours. It is scheduled for next week!

· · 6 years ago

This looks so cool! And indeed historic!

How do they know that it is 1,500 Leafs - there are lots of other models between Leafs too?

· · 6 years ago

Here's the thing... every one of those cars (and many more) are already spoken for and EAGERLY anticipated. Is Ford paying attention? Are the other manufacturers paying attention??

· Warren (not verified) · 6 years ago

All these cars were shipped before the quake. I will get excited when I see another shipment leave Japan.

· Samie (not verified) · 6 years ago

Just think 1,500 more drivers (approx~) will drive Leafs, and hopefully give Nissan feedback of their everyday normal driving experiences.

Those lucky enough to receive a Nissan Leaf this year should not hesitate to talk to Nissan & share their ideas on how to improve upon this important/historical vehicle. Pioneers so to speak.... For those saps unlucky enough to not get a 1st gen Leaf lets hope viable feedback will make its way into a possible 2nd gen vehicle in 2013-14.

· · 6 years ago

@Warren, I will get excited when the first Leaf rolls off the line in Smyrna Tennessee. I'm hoping that all goes smoothly with the Leaf production there next year.

· Michael (not verified) · 6 years ago

Look at the photo. Doesn't look like 1500 Leafs. I see other models there.

· · 6 years ago

Probably not all 1,500 Leafs would be on the parking lot right now - probably some already left for dealerships, may be some are not of the ship yet.

· · 6 years ago

Awesome photo - truly historic! I would have loved it if someone had taken an aerial photo of the earlier shipment that was part of my LEAF delivery last week.

@ PatricioEV: I totally agree - I hope Ford is watching this event...and learning.

· Lad (not verified) · 6 years ago

That's about 50 million worth of high tech demos to display that BEVs will work.
Mine arrived on march 31 and is in the garage charging as I write...couldn't be more satisfied by an automobile.

It has been a long fight against the Big Oil and their paid politicians.

· greenman (not verified) · 6 years ago

When I look at that view I can just imagine all the gas it wasted.

· · 6 years ago

@Yegor "Probably not all 1,500 Leafs would be on the parking lot right now - probably some already left for dealerships, may be some are not of the ship yet."

Yes, some have already left for the dealerships & been delivered too. But all the 1,500 that were talked about have landed.

· JJ - from Canada (not verified) · 6 years ago

This is the BIG revenge of the EV cars on all the dealership garages that screwed us over during decades for all kinds of bad diagnosis and repairs due to carbonated sensors and carbonated throttle plates, and making us change spark plugs, wires, coil packs, sensors, timing belts, etc etc etc.
The BIG revenge is finally here Blahhhh ha ha !

@ PatricioEV: the heck with Ford... go Nissan go !

· · 6 years ago

I hope all of the media talking heads that constantly spew negativity and the shortcomings of the EV are paying attention. The ICE age is over, so get over yourselves and get on board.

Cheers for Nissan and apparently the combined Karma of 1500 expectant Leaf owners was strong enough to beat the Tsunami.

· Michael (not verified) · 6 years ago

@JJ, "This is the BIG revenge of the EV cars on all the dealership garages that screwed us over during decades for all kinds of bad diagnosis and repairs due to carbonated sensors and carbonated throttle plates, and making us change spark plugs, wires, coil packs, sensors, timing belts, etc etc etc."

Maybe you need to find another shop. I have one 16 year old car, and have had none of the items you mentioned need replacement on it (yes, including the plugs). I've never had a "carbonated" (are we talking about soda or an engine?) sensor or throttle plate.

@gmunkhoff "The ICE age is over, so get over yourselves and get on board."

I don't think so. It's way too early for such a declaration. ICEs continue to get better and better.

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