Back in April we reported on the actual reservation numbers for the 2011 Nissan Leaf. At the time we were in a little bit of shock that an all-electric car was pulling some 6000 orders and counting and getting a lot of good press. We haven’t seen an update on the numbers just yet, but we expect that we will since today is the last day that the 56,000 and some people that registered with Nissan will be allowed to place “priority reservations.”
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf

Just to recap, the 2011 Nissan Leaf is a 100 percent, zero emission vehicle that can travel near 100 miles on a charge and will start being delivered first to those with the aforementioned priority reservations. Expectations are that the first groups will start seeing cars in the California, Washington, D.C. and Oregon areas in December of this year. Then the remaining markets will start to see the quiet and clean vehicles popping up in the first part of 2011. Some of our own editors over at TheCarConnection.com are even on the reservation list.

According to the reservation email the Leaf will start as low as $25,280 net, after tax savings. The MSRP is being listed at $32,780, which makes it a fairly expensive car, but the tax rebates should take care of that for the moment and bring it down to a more reasonable level. Of course, Nissan is also offering a 36-month lease for $349 a month (and an initial payment of $1,999). Either way, the Nissan Leaf is so close people can almost plug it in.