Nissan Leaf Early Reservation List Starts Tomorrowby BC Upham on Monday, Apr 19th, 2010 ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)If you want to be the first on your block with a Nissan Leaf, get over to the Nissan site and register today. Starting tomorrow, the 115,000 or so people who have expressed early interest in the all-electric passenger car will have the first opportunity to formally reserve one, for a $99 refundable deposit.Those who reserve a car will also get to configure their Leaf online, and chose a preferred dealer for delivery. Exciting!!Reservations will be open to the general public starting May 15.The Leaf will go on sale in a limited way in December, and be widely available soon thereafter. Production of the first-ever mass produced all-electric, zero-emissions car sold in the US will be around 50,000 a year, reports Treehugger. Nissan surprised the emerging electric vehicle industry last month when it announced a remarkably low MSRP of $32,780 for the Leaf, which drops to $25,780 with a $7,500 federal tax credit. California and other states offer rebates that can bring the price down to $20,280. The Leaf MSRP does not include a charge adapter that will cost $2,200 after a $1,100 rebate.The Tesla Roadster EV, by contrast, retails for $109,000, although the company recently unveiled a sedan that starts at $50,000.Nissan says the car will have a 100-mile range on one charge. The Chevy Volt, due out in November, can go only 40 miles on its battery pack before a gasoline-powered “range extender” takes over.Like that other ground-breaking green passenger car, the Prius, the Leaf will be made at a factory in Japan. BC (Ben) Upham is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He has written for the New York Times, and was a writer and editor for News Communications, Inc., a local paper consortium serving Manhattan. When he's not blogging on green issues -- and especially renewable energy -- he's hiking in the Angeles Mountains or hanging out at El Matador. Follow BC Upham @triplepundit One response Pingback: Time to Fiesta: Pushing 40 MPG at $13K Comments are closed.