In a particularly strong showing from supporters of electric vehicles, 16,300 customers have reserved their spot in line for the upcoming Nissan Leaf hatchback. Although we reported that the first year's run is all spoken for, you might still have a chance at the efficient Leaf hatchback.
Contrary to previous reports, the U.S. allotment for the 2011 Nissan Leaf may not be completely sold out. On April 20, the Japanese automaker opened a $99 reservation program and secured 9500 interested buyers within a month. Fast-forward to the middle of June, and reservations stood strong at 14,000 hand-raisers. Like most hot ticket items, the process has slowed considerably, but over 2000 new reservations were made in the last 30 days.
Nissan plans to keep its $99 program open until it reaches 25,000 reservations. When Nissan announced its U.S. allotment had been completely spoken for, only 13,000 units were destined for our shores. If you're planning on becoming an early adopter we suggest you make contact your local dealer and make that deposit. At the current adoption rate, and with nearly five months until the EV is scheduled to hit showrooms, will Nissan be able to turn 9000 more people into EV believers?
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