Before the sales of Nissan’s first ever full-electric production car starts in the USA, they have launched it in Hawaii, probably as a warm up before the car becomes available all over the country from L.A to Miami. Nissan says in the U.S., more than 8,200 people have already reserved a LEAF. And the interest for it will go even higher as soon as Cameron Diaz get one!
The all-electric Nissan starts from $32,780, and it’s fully eligible for the federal tax credit of $7,500, since it’s a zero-emission vehicle. You may also lease one for $349 per month.
Nissan Leaf has got what it takes to be the new Toyota Prius, but it’s even uglier than the Prius! If you get one of these you might save a couple of dollars in fuel, but you will definitely loose your style and dignity.
Governor Linda Lingle shares: “We appreciate Nissan’s recognition of Hawaii as a global model for electric vehicles and a leader in clean energy. The introduction of the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle will build on Hawaii’s progress to end our state’s over-reliance on imported fossil fuels and increase our energy security.”
“Nissan is looking forward to bringing the all-electric Nissan LEAF to the people of Hawaii,” says Brian Carolin, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Nissan North America. “Through its work in fostering zero-emissions mobility throughout the state, Hawaii is demonstrating that it is EV-ready. These efforts, along with strong consumer interest, led us to name Hawaii as an early launch market for the Nissan LEAF.”