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Nissan Leaf reaches pre-order target of 20,000

Nissan has put a stop on all pre-orders of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle after announcing the 20,000-unit target has been reached. Nissan has said that no more orders of the car will be taken until next year. The company has also received 6000 pre-orders from Japan-based customers, taking the order form quantity to 26,000...

Video: Nissan Leaf advertisement makes you aww

Although it is very cliche for an electric car ad to include melting ice-caps and polar bears, Nissan has just released this Nissan Leaf commercial which includes just that. It's quite effective though and makes you a little sad. The Nissan Leaf isn't yet available in Australia (2012), but the car is on the market in Japan and in the USA...

Nissan Leaf battery pack warranty to match Chevrolet Volt

Nissan North America has announced the lithium-ion battery packs powering the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle will be covered by an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty – mirroring the commitment made by Chevrolet with the Volt around two weeks ago. Both companies have taken the step to offer the unprecedented warranties in an attempt to convince customers that the plug-in technology will continue to be reliable well after the vehicles leave the showroom floor...

Nissan Leaf reaches Japan sales target, exceeds 2010-11 capacity

Nissan has reached its sales targets for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle in Japan for this financial year, with deliveries now set to begin in December. Japan’s third largest carmaker confirmed yesterday that it had secured 6000 orders for the Leaf in its domestic market since opening the door to customers on April 1...

Nissan Leaf prices in Europe announced

The Nissan Leaf will go on sale in Europe with prices starting under 29,000 Euros ($43,000) after incentives in most European countries. Reservations for the UK, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Portugal markets, for Nissan’s first all electric car will begin in July. The prices, which include battery, are comparable to that of a diesel or hybrid vehicle...

Nissan's LEAF to cut battery costs

The Nissan LEAF, the Japanese company's first real-world electric car (that goes on sale globally later this year), seeks to slash battery costs by US$9,000 ($10,000) to be more competitive. In it's current form the 24-kilowatt lithium battery costs US$472 per kilowatt, making it the most expensive part of the LEAF...

Nissan LEAF pricing announced for US, Japan

Nissan has today announced pricing for its LEAF electric car for the US and Japan. Nissan will sell its battery-powered LEAF for a base price of USD$32,780 (AUD$35,750) in the United States. Combined with a federal tax credit of USD$7500 (AUD$8180), the LEAF will become an even more realistic proposition and is even open to further state and local government credits when the order books open on April 20...

Nissan Leaf lease set to target rivals' rate in US

Nissan will lease its new Leaf electric vehicle in the US at a monthly rate comparable to the cost of leasing a Toyota Prius or Honda Insight. It is expected that Nissan will announce pricing of its five-seat hatch by the end of this month, and although early media reports suggest of a figure between ¥3...

Nissan LEAF 100% electric car, zero emissions

Just hours ago Nissan revealed to the Australian media, their take on a proper electric vehicle (EV) the Nissan LEAF. Nissan Australia CEO Dan Thompson said that “The future is all about electric cars” and that the LEAF is the first mass produced and affordable EV in the world...

Nissan Leaf Coming to Australia 2012

Ahead of an official preview of a prototype Nissan LEAF in Sydney in the next few weeks, Nissan Australia Managing Director & CEO Dan Thompson said the all-electric LEAF will be on sale in Australia by 2012. Speaking to Journalists at the launch of the company's premium 370Z Roadster, Mr Thompson said the Nissan LEAF is the company's solution to zero emission vehicles and is the first one of a series of zero emission cars expected from the Japanese giant...

Nissan Leaf 20,000 to be presold in USA

Nissan's first mass produced all electric car, the Nissan Leaf is expected to have have at least 20,000 customers in the United States before even hitting showrooms in the third quarter of next year. “We are confident we will have 20,000 reservations for the Leaf by the time it goes on sale,” Carlos Tavares, Nissan’s chairman for the Americas, said today...