announces national market roll-out plan for LEAF
17,000 future Nissan LEAF drivers have learned
when the world’s first affordable all-electric, zero-emission
vehicle will be available in their markets. Consumers who have
placed reservations for the Nissan LEAF received a communication
last month regarding market timing and next steps in ordering
the all-electric vehicle.
Nissan LEAF first will be available to consumers in December,
in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Tennessee. These
areas are home to The EV Project – the largest electric vehicle
and infrastructure deployment ever undertaken. The EV Project
is a result of a partnership with charging infrastructure provider
ECOtality and partially funded by a grant from the United States
Department of Energy. Customers in these first five launch states
were able to place firm orders for the Nissan LEAF in August.
Nissan LEAF will be introduced to Texas and Hawaii shortly thereafter,
in January 2011; North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington
DC, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Alabama follow in
April 2011. It will be rolled-out to the balance of the nation
beginning in fall 2011 with availability in all markets nationwide
by the end of that year.
Nissan North America also is informing its consumers that the
lithium-ion battery pack that powers the LEAF will carry a warranty
of 8 years or 100,000 miles – matching American market competitive