Enough to prompt the company to now say it will start taking reservations for the electric car next spring.
If you want to get on the list, the web address is www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car
So what do you get if you sign up?
Nissan will send updates and information about when the electric car is available – either for test drives or to take home. You'll also get other news about Nissan's electric car plans and how to become “plug-in ready.”
Of all the information, the test drive is the most intriguing. I recently drove Nissan's proto-type electric car and was 'blown away.' Like the Volt, the Leaf has the immediate torque that comes with an electric car. Its acceleration was impressive and smooth. Just as the Volt left me convinced that electric cars won't take long to win over people, I think the Leaf will do very well here in the U.S.
Nissan says 70% of those who have contacted the company live in cities that will be among the first to get the car (San Diego, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz.; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; and Los Angeles, Calif.). 45% say they are very interested in buying an electric car in the next 2-3 years. No wonder Nissan now says it plans to expand production of the electric car in 2012.
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