The wait is over. After the initial launch in limited markets at the end of 2010 and a methodical rollout in 2011, the Nissan Leaf will finally be available to order all around the U.S. starting pretty much immediately. Nissan recently sent out an email that reads, in part:

Your time has arrived. Orders for the 2012 Nissan Leaf will begin in March, making the Nissan Leaf available nationwide. we are officially a 100% electric nation. look out for an e-mail around 3/1/12 detailing when you can order your Nissan Leaf.

We know AutoblogGreen readers from Kentucky and Michigan have gotten official emails from Nissan, and expect lots of others have as well. The last time we spoke to Nissan representatives about the Leaf ordering process, we were told around 2,000 people have been waiting to order their car since they don't live in a place where the EV is available yet.

There is a caveat, of course. Nissan points out that "Limited quantities will be available in launch markets through the Nissan Leaf online reservation system." But still, this is another step forward for the electrification of the automobile in America.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 31 Comments
      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Coming soon to dealer near you, Ugly!" Can't wait.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Mac
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have had my LEAF for 1 week now and my wife and I love it. Only cost me $6.00 to go 400 miles. Is your car doing that well? This car is Fun to drive. Anyone that is even slightly interested should go and test drive the car. You will be amazed. Yes will still have 2 other gas vehicles for long trips or moving a lot of cargo as the LEAF does not excel in these department. However, as a daily driver or run about, it can not be beat.
      jz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand all the venom directed at this car. Are you all shilling for Big Oil? It's no looker, but it drives well. I spend $1.10 per day in electricity to drive my 65 mile round-trip. This compares to almost $9 in gas per day here in Cali for a similar size ICE car. I have driven it 9000 trouble-free miles and have never run out of juice. It's meant to be a second car for multi-car families. If you don't like it, then just ignore it. I'm sure it's only a fad like those silly mobile phones. There are some ridiculous generalizations and GOP talking points on display here, which really serve only to highlight the posters' ignorance. The Focus Electric looks like a nice ride, too.
      Jason Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a great little car for people who don't need to go over 80-100 miles a day. If you are tired of giving cash to gas companies and want to give your money to an automaker instead check this out. They will all be made in the us soon. I am too big to feel complete comfort in a leaf(6'3" 250) so I'm going with the focusEV when it gets here. But realize that when you pay $400+ a month on gas that is almost the EV car payment. Plus pumping gas sucks vs. plugging in at home when you get home. And rising gas prices can't hurt you anymore. Imagine that freedom!
        axiomatik
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        FYI - The Leaf is bigger inside than the Focus.
          Jason Allen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @axiomatik
          I don't think so. I've been in all four positions in both cars (well non EVfocus) and I have more leg hip and shoulder room. Other measurements seem to give the focus the edge in interior room. What dimensions are you talking about?
        CBJMNWLD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        Hey genius. You realize that you're still going to be paying an electric bill? And the reason why many of us have NOT seen a Leaf is that if you live beyond the 40 mile "sandbox" of where they are; the only way they can get to where you live is on the back of a gas guzzling car carrier truck.
          A_Guy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @CBJMNWLD
          Lol @ this guy. Charging batteries cost WAY less than guzzling gas, chief.
          Jason Allen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @CBJMNWLD
          Electricity is much cheaper than gas EVERYWHERE and AT ALL TIMES and will only be cheaper as GAS GETS MORE EXPENSIVE EACH DAY! Effing genius you are! You don't see them because you can't see anything that makes sense! You think everyone is just like you, yuck, and since you wrongly think BEV's are dumb you wrongly think they don't work for people. You are wrong. You just live in a place that doesn't work with BEV's YET!! You have the nerve to act like you know something!!!! -100 for that kind of shallow 'thinking'. I bet you think BEV's will use up electricity we don't have too! Well, duh, we have excess capacity of electricity generation at night when nearly all battery electric cars will be charged. What else are you completely wrong about? Open your mouth again, let me school you some more! ;)
          axiomatik
          • 2 Years Ago
          @CBJMNWLD
          Hey genius. You realize that most people will spend 1/3 or less for the electricity to power an electric car than they will for gas?
      us51356073
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are they fixed this defect? Nissan Confirms Problems with Leaf http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2011/04/confirms-problems-with-leaf/ Nissan Leaf Defect Found, Restarting Malfunction http://www.calemonlawblog.com/2011/04/nissan-leaf-defect-found-restarting-malfunction/ if you are beta tester, get this car. 100% pure electonic car is dangerous. it rely on battery power only. By battery malfunction, This car will completely stop at highway road. Also, You can't charge EV at highway road.
        A_Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @us51356073
        and if your gasoline only car malfunctions or breaks down, it's the exact same outcome.
      runner4sor
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope Chevrolet Volt beat out this Japanese golf cart.
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im sure the tow companies are exciting. Meanwhile anyone with half a brain will just buy one of the numerous similiar sized gas engine cars that get 40mpg.
      yesaninsider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah!! Now every fruitcake can get one, nationwide! lol - jk, don't hate, just a joke...PS- gasoline for ever!
        A_Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @yesaninsider
        Came for the downvote. Stayed for comment: Your joke wasn't even a joke.
      mikemaj82
      • 2 Years Ago
      now they just have to find people nationwide to buy them. I have not seen one Leaf yet, and they've been available here for a few months now, but I have seen 4 Volts in person.
        A_Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        I've seen a ton of Leafs in Central Texas, and quite a few Volts too. I see more Leafs than I do other CR-Zs (what I have).
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fortunately, I've only had to look at two or three or these on road. I've got nothing against plug-in electrics, but why does the Leaf have to be so ugly? It screams, "Hey, look at me, I'm a dork!"
      Caarz
      • 2 Years Ago
      You see these things everywhere in southern California, I thought they'd be all over the nation already
        Ashton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Caarz
        I have yet to see a single leaf or volt in person... (I like in SoDak)
    • Load More Comments