Over the weekend, Nissan Canada opened the reservation process for the Nissan LEAF, with all model year 2011 inventory reserved by Canadian consumers within two hours.
By noon on Saturday, those registered and living within the vicinity of one of the 27 Nissan LEAF certified dealers, were invited to reserve a Nissan LEAF, bringing them one step closer to having the all-electric car plugged into their home garage.
“Response from Canadians since we first revealed the Nissan LEAF in 2009 has been astounding so we’re not surprised that our first inventory of 40 model year ‘11 cars were snapped up so quickly,” said Judy Wheeler, director of marketing, Nissan Canada, Inc.
“We expect this momentum to continue when we reopen reservations for model year ’12 cars in the coming month, so keep your eyes open for more and more Nissan LEAFs driving around Canadians cities soon.”
Delivery to the first wave of consumers will begin in September and continue into the fall.
Nissan says it is carefully managing the purchase process from the first step, when consumers sign up online until the customer drives the Nissan LEAF home and plugs it into a personal charging dock.
Through model year 2012, Nissan expects to release around 600 Nissan LEAFs on the Canadian market through several waves of reservations into next year.
Reservations for the 2012s will open in the coming months. A $99 reservation fee (fully refundable) is required to secure a reservation. After booking a home-charging assessment, customers will receive an invitation to order a Nissan LEAF.