Hawaii has been selected as an initial launch market for the electric Nissan LEAF when it goes on sale in the U.S. in early 2011.
Nissan and the State of Hawai’i are working towards a partnership to promote the development of an electric vehicle network.
“We appreciate Nissan’s recognition of Hawai’i as a global model for electric vehicles and a leader in clean energy,” said Governor Linda Lingle. “The introduction of the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle will build on Hawai’i’s progress to end our state’s over-reliance on imported fossil fuels and increase our energy security.”
“Nissan is looking forward to bringing the all-electric Nissan LEAF to the people of Hawaii,” added Brian Carolin, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Nissan North America. “Through its work in fostering zero-emissions mobility throughout the state, Hawaii is demonstrating that it is EV-ready. These efforts, along with strong consumer interest, led us to name Hawaii as an early launch market for the Nissan LEAF.”
Earlier, Nissan set the LEAF price at $32,780 before a federal tax credit of $7,500. There are also leasing options available on a 36-month term which will set you back $349/month with an initial payment of $1,999.