Nissan Eliminates $99 LEAF Reservation Fee

By · April 18, 2012

Nissan LEAF site

Nissan has decided to ditch its $99 LEAF reservation fee and will sell its electric hatchback either online or directly through its dealership network.

Though always fully refundable, Nissan's $99 LEAF reservation fee may have deterred a handful of potential buyers. Fortunately, Nissan now decided to ditch its reservation fee and will sell its electric LEAF in a more conventional manner.

No longer will potential LEAF buyers be restricted to using Nissan's dedicated reservation site. Instead, buyers can simply walk into their local Nissan dealerships to order a LEAF. The process is now basically identical to ordering any other vehicle.

For the tech-savvy types, Nissan will keep its online reservation site active, but will drop the $99 fee previously associated with the online ordering process.

Now, the process of buying a LEAF is much the same as for other Nissan automobiles.


· Anonymous (not verified) · 5 years ago

Nissan's sent me two emails around the same time - one stating that I can order my Leaf and another noting that my $99 was being refunded. Last year, my Aptera $500 deposit was returned. I'm done with electric car reservations.

· Steven (not verified) · 5 years ago

Seems to me the deposits were refunded for different reasons. The Aptera deposit was returned because they went belly-up. The Leaf deposit was returned because it is no longer a requirement for reserving. You didn't lose your Leaf reservation, did you?

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