The initial launch of the Nissan Leaf was only in limited markets at the end of 2010, with a slightly more expanded rollout that occurred in 2011. Finally, the Nissan Leaf is available to order all over the United States starting now. Nissan recently sent out a press release which reads:
Nissan Leaf Becomes First Electric Car Available For Order In All U.S. Markets
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 29, 2012 – Beginning tomorrow, drivers across the country will have their first opportunity to order their Nissan LEAF, as Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) expands availability for all U.S. markets, nationwide.
This new launch phase means residents of 21 new states will be able to select and order a 2012 Nissan LEAF. The LEAF, the world’s first and only electric car, now also is the only electric car ever to be available nationwide.
“More than 22,000 LEAFs are on the roads globally, having driven more than 30 million miles,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, NNA. “There is no longer any doubt that a 100-percent electric, zero-emissions vehicle fulfills the needs and desires of drivers from around the globe. Nationwide availability of the Nissan LEAF means that now, anyone in the country can opt for a transportation solution that does not harm the environment, provides a pathway to energy independence, and doesn’t use a single drop of gas.”