Get in line now: all electric Nissan Leaf already sold out for 2011


If you have you heart set on Nissan's upcoming all electric car, the Leaf, you better get in line now.

At a recent lunch meeting in Detroit Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that 2011 Leaf is sold out in America a full six months before it is scheduled to officially hit the showroom floor.

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When asked if he believed in the electric technology that makes the leaf unique Ghosn quickly responded, "We're not, anymore, into a situation where we're questioning ourselves
about the technology. We're in it.

Nissan has received 13,000 orders for the $32,780 all electric Leaf with potential customers putting down a $99 deposit.


The company plans to build a total of just 50,000 units for U.S., Europe and Japan in 2011, but by 2013 Nissans says it will build a total of 500,000 all electric cars across eight model lines.


The Leaf is powered by a lithium-ion battery, and has a range of 100 miles per charge. More importantly to many potential buyers it is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit which means the car's subsidized cost is about $25,000.

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