Nissan North America is opening reservations Today (May 15) to the general public for its new LEAF electric car.
The reservation process is a first step in securing a place on the list to purchase or lease a Nissan LEAF.
Nissan offered priority reservations beginning April 20 to select customers who had registered for ongoing communications on the Nissan LEAF via NissanUSA.com. More than 9,500 consumers placed a reservation during this priority window.
The Nissan LEAF begins rolling out to select markets in December, with increased availability beginning in spring 2011, and full market rollout in 2012. Consumers who have made reservations will be sequenced in order for their particular market.
– Through the Nissan LEAF website via NissanUSA.com, the customer will create an account, configure his or her vehicle, and answer questions to complete a driving profile.
– Consumers will be asked to pay a fully refundable $99 reservation fee by credit card.
– After placing a reservation, a customer will be able to indicate a preferred dealer.
– Consumers who reserve a Nissan LEAF will receive confirmation numbers. Nissan will provide individual updates for their reservations by June 30.
– Reservations are limited to one per household.
The Nissan LEAF’s suggested retail price of $32,780 drops to $25,280 after a $7,500 federal income tax credit. California offers a $5,000 rebate through the state Air Resources Board, which reduces the price to $20,280.