Alternative Use Automobile? Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf buyers reserve their cars

More than 20% of the all-electric hatchback’s first year of production has been reserved, Nissan says. The car goes on sale in December.

April 23, 2010|By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Nissan Motor Co. said Friday that buyers have already reserved more than 20% of the first year's production of its Leaf electric vehicle.
About 6,600 U.S. consumers have paid the $99 reservation fee, and 3,700 in Japan have done the same. Nissan said it will make about 50,000 Leaf cars the first year. The automaker has said it wants to have about 40% of production reserved by December, when the car goes on sale.