Ten days after Nissan started taking pre-orders for its LEAF electric car, the company has already secured over 8,000 reservations in the U.S.
Mark Perry, Nissan North America’s director of product planning, told Reuters that Nissan is now on track to receive 25,000 orders ahead of the launch of the car in December.
Even though the initial U.S. launch will be limited to select states such as California, Arizona, Washington, Tennessee and Oregon, demand is high across much of the nation.
The reservation period opened up on April 20. The price is set at $32,780 and you’ll be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. 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.
State incentives could cut the cost further. In California, the top U.S. alternative car market, credits could reduce the Leaf price to $20,280.