Nissan LEAF Reservation Will Reopen on May 1

By · April 20, 2011

Nissan LEAF

Nissan Americas today announced it reopen online reservations for the Nissan LEAF on May 1, 2011. The reservation process will first reopen in the launch states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Individuals who already have registered on the Nissan LEAF website will be given the first opportunity for an official reservation purchase a Nissan LEAF.

Reservations were halted in fall 2010, when Nissan achieved its goal of 20,000 in the U.S., three months prior to the first Nissan LEAF delivery.

More markets will follow in the fall, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia. Nationwide ordering begins in 2012.

In addition, Nissan today announced that the first vessel carrying post earthquake-produced Nissan LEAFs is scheduled to arrive to U.S. shores April 27. Carlos Tavares, Chairman, Nissan Americas, at the keynote address of the New York International Auto Show, said, “Nissan LEAF deliveries are about to grow from the few hundreds, to the many thousands, and all current customer orders will be fulfilled by the end of this summer.”

More than 500 Nissan LEAFs have been delivered to U.S. consumers since December 2010. Here’s what we know about the first owners and their use patterns, based on data compiled by Nissan:

  • The average trip length of early adopters is 7 miles
  • Most owners charge on a Level 2, 220-volt charger at their homes
  • The average charging time is 2 hours and 11 minutes
  • Nissan LEAF owners are highly educated, have excellent credit, and are in the nation’s top 15 percent for household income

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