The first person who ordered a Nissan LEAF electric car will be the first to get one, Nissan said yesterday.
Olivier Chalouhi, a 31-year-old San Francisco Bay Area resident and the first person in the United States to place a Nissan LEAF order, will take delivery of his black Nissan LEAF SL at North Bay Nissan of Petaluma today.
The Nissan LEAF has a $32,780 base price which drops to $25,280 after a $7,500 federal income tax credit. For the SL model, which has rearview camera, solar panel on the spoiler to run some accessories, auto headlights, etc., you have to add $940.
Nissan said it has reservations for 20,000 Leafs from U.S. customers that will be delivered over at least the next year.
Sales of the Nissan LEAF will begin in December in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee. In January 2011, sales begin in Texas and Hawaii, with additional market roll-out continuing later in 2011. The Nissan LEAF will be available nationally in 2012.