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15Hawaii goes Leaf crazy as Nissan reports 300+ pre-orders from island state

Nissan's recently announced pairing with the state of Hawaii that reinforces our view that our nation's only island state is ideal for electric vehicles (EVs). With the Leaf's arrival in Hawai'i scheduled for January 2011, Nissan is now reporting that pre-orders for its electric hatchback have eclipsed the 300 mark. Since Nissan has tallied more than 18,000 U.S. pre-orders for the Leaf, 300 for Hawai'i doesn't seem like much. That is, until you consider that the state's entire population amounts

40Europe's "amazing response" to the Leaf nets Nissan only 100 pre-orders in Ireland

From time to time, our inbox explodes with a story that brings us to near laughter and, thanks to tipster Guillame, today was one of those times. In case you weren't aware, the Nissan Leaf arrived in Ireland on the 4th of August and took the staring role in the "Nissan Leaf Roadshow." The Roadshow's purpose was quite simple: Nissan wanted the Irish folk to see the Leaf, drive it and, hopefully, fork over some money to pre-order it.

24Nissan misses deadline for Leaf, company still finalizing ordering details

Up until now, Nissan has managed the pre-ordering process for the Leaf without a hitch. From taking reservations to conducting home charger assessments, the step-by-step process of ordering the Leaf has moved right along with seamless precision, making Nissan appear rather well prepared to undertake the complex process of offering a breakthrough electric vehicle to the public. Prepared or not, we expected a snag somewhere along the way and it finally happened.

7Nissan Leaf hits 15,000 pre-orders, Aqua Globe blue most popular

The initial surge for Nissan Leaf pre-orders has long since died down, but the company is still steadily racking up more potential sales, albeit at a much slower rate. The last time that we updated the Leaf's pre-order status, U.S. interest stood at 13,000 strong with an additional 6,000 claimed in Japan. Now, Nissan reports that more than 15,000 U.S. buyers have plunked down their $99 reservation fee and stepped in line for the Leaf. Combining the U.S. and Japan, pre-orders for the Leaf now sta

27Nissan Leaf home charging assessments now underway, add'l $100 fee attached

Nissan Leaf charging assessment – Click above to view subsequent notices

17Leaf orders now stand at 17,000 worldwide, year-end target in sight

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

54Report: Nissan expecting Leaf shortages thanks to high early demand

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

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