• Apr 6th 2011 at 11:54AM
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Aerial shot of Nissan Leafs at Port of Long Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery

The first major shipment of Nissan Leafs arrived in late March and now approximately 1,500 of the electric hatches sit ready for delivery at the Port of Long Beach in California.

MyNissanLeaf.com user "Aries" arranged for a Port of Long Beach fly by and captured several aerial shots of the Leafs while piloting his helicopter. The images were posted on MyNissanLeaf on Monday and provide visual proof (nope, these shots aren't photoshopped) that Nissan delivered a significant amount of Leafs.

Spotting the Aqua Globe blue Leafs in the sea of cars is rather simple, but let's see if your trained eye can count 'em all. A tip of the hat to Michael, EVNow and Aries!




[Source: My Nissan Leaf | Images: Aries]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      It gives you an idea of the colors people have been orderings.

      There's lots of pale-blue, but that's not surprising since that's the color Nissan has chosen to represent the car in most promotional materials. But I'm also pleased to see a lot of red.

      There's much more color in the Leaf section of the parking lot than in the sedans! I'm not sure if that says something about the kinds of people who buy Leafs, or the kinds of people who buy Altimas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      guess there's nowhere for these to go.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You mean *besides* the hands of some 10,000 buyers who have already pre-ordered?
        • 4 Years Ago
        "pre-ordered" means nothing. Remember when the Smart Car first came out?
      • 4 Years Ago
      A photograph of cars at a Long Beach port. So interesting.

      How about some pics of containers on railcars. That would be amazing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        One or two of the green.autoblog.com readers might be a tad hopeful for the delivery of *their* Leaf, and pictures like these give them hope that they'll get theirs soon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        To be fair, blogs like Joystiq posted pictures of warehouse pallets of Xboxes and Playstations, around the time those game consoles were launched. And Engadget has posted pictures of shipping boxes and packing materials when they unbox a new product.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's an historic car you party-pooper
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think my eyes wet... :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Silly 370z. You are not a Leaf.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that block of car in the middle of the picture about 1200 cars. I did the math 20 rows by 60 columns. Couldn't quite make out the number of columns, but 60 is pretty close.
        electronx16
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mind you, most of the cars in the picture aren't Leaves. Only the front rows are. All in all about 400 of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My car is one of those 600 and they are just sitting there. My original delivery date was 4/29/11 and they sit there for so long because it takes a month for them to install the floor mats and splash guards.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those guys on the My Nissan Leaf forum are great - what a party...
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Nissan delivered a significant amount of Leafs."

      --> Wouldn't that be "significant number of Leafs" ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Determining the number of them is easy. You just count the wheels and divide by four.

      Are people sure some of these aren't Versas? At least I'm pretty sure that's a black 370 hanging out with the Leafs in the picture in the article.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, my red Cube finally came in!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I swear theres a hidden image in the second picture.... hmmm...

      Maybe if I kinda cross my eyes and step back... OH! It's a PANDA!
        • 4 Years Ago
        It reads, "FU GM"
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