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51A word on Nissan Leaf sales, orders and reservation numbers [w/poll]

What's up with the sales, orders and reservations of the Nissan Leaf? The Japanese automaker loudly trumpeted the 20,000 reservations it originally collected back in September, 2010 and Nissan's Mark Perry recently told AutoblogGreen that, since then, that number has climbed to around 26,000. Where do things stand today? That's not exactly simple to figure out. Here's what we know:

12Nissan Canada: Sorry about the Leaf shortage; consider a discounted gas vehicle?

After selling out of Model Year 2011 Leafs in two hours, Nissan of Canada had to react, right? It did, but with an offer that's so not compelling that reader Eli G. was a bit put off.

312011 Nissan Leaf "sells out" in two hours in Canada

Over the weekend, Nissan Canada officially opened the reservation process for the all-electric Leaf. Within two hours, all Canada-bound Model Year 2011 Leafs were reserved. Wow! Two hours!

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

44David Vespremi: A lot is hanging on the Leaf

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10Nissan now taking reservations for Leaf in Portugal, deliveries begin in January

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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

19Leaf records 14,000 U.S. pre-orders, 90% are conquest sales

In auto speak, conquest sales can be loosely defined as a legal form of stealing from others, as in taking potential sales away from other models or swiping buyers who are typically loyal to another brand. Conquest sales are highly coveted, and most automakers actually aim to make vehicles that will sway buyers away from another brand and towards a lifelong commitment to its models. If gaining conquest sales was Nissan's goal with the Leaf, early results show that it succeeded in spades.

59Nissan says majority of Leaf hand-raisers are current Prius owners

Nissan's division vice president Al Castignetti made quite a bold statement and prediction at the recent groundbreaking event in Smyrna, TN when he said that over half of the 130,000 hand-raisers for the Nissan Leaf, currently own a Toyota Prius. Specifically, Castignetti said:

31Report: Nissan Leaf to start at $36,000 in UK with battery included

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