Nissan Moves the Leaf Closer to Home Chargers

Nissan moved a step closer to motoring out the first mass produced electric car for the U.S. market.?? Today they announced customers who have reserved the new electric Leaf may now pick a color and trim level.

The ordering process for Nissan Leaf will be prioritized based on when consumers submitted their original reservations online and by the consumer?s market. Over the next several weeks, reservation holders will begin to receive emails informing them how to submit an order. They will contact a dealer to negotiate their price and finalize the order for the purchase or lease of Nissan Leaf.
Once a consumer?s order has been agreed with a dealer it will be placed in sequence for production and delivery according to the consumer?s market. These future Nissan Leaf drivers will be informed of an estimated delivery timing upon completing the order process.

?Today Nissan moves one step closer to placing thousands of zero-emission electric cars on American roadways,? said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Nissan North America. ?As more than 80 percent of those customers placing a reservation are new to Nissan, we look forward to welcoming them as they embrace Nissan?s innovation and begin zero-emission driving.?

Nissan previously announced SV and SL trim introductory pricing for the 2011 Nissan Leaf on March 30. Today, the company is providing additional information to reservationists, including detailed factory and port installed options content. Currently, more than 18,600 people in the United States have made a reservation for the Nissan Leaf, drawing closer to the target of 20,000 reservations by December.

In preparation for the opening of the Nissan website for customer orders on Aug. 31 in California, Arizona, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, the following specifications are being released:

MY 2011 Nissan Leaf SV: $32,780
Well-equipped high technology features with surprising customer convenience items, including:

  • All-New Dedicated EV Platform
  • 3.3 kW Onboard Charger
  • Standard Charge Port (240V)
  • Palm-Shift Drive Selector
  • Recycled Cloth Seat Fabric
  • No Charge For 36 Months
    CARWINGS (Telematics) Roadside Assistance
  • 5 Exterior Colors
  • Laminated 24 kWh Lithium Ion Battery
  • Portable Trickle Charge Cable (120V)
  • Navigation System
  • Regenerative Braking
  • 16? Alloy Wheels
  • No Charge For 36 Months

Model Year 11 Nissan Leaf SL: $33,720
In addition to standard SV features, includes:

  • Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler
  • Fog Lights
  • Cargo Cover
  • RearView Monitor (RVM)
  • Automatic On/Off Headlights
  • Homelink? Universal Transceiver

Quick Charge Option: $700
Available with the SL trim, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at compatible high voltage public charging stations.

Destination & Handling: $820

More information about pricing and options packaging, along with vehicle specifications, are available at

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