Nissan announced early launch for the LEAF in Hawaii
Nissan has nominated Hawaii to be one of its initial launch markets in the U.S. for 2011. The Japanese auto manufacturer and the State of Hawaii are working on a partnership aimed to promote the development and expanding of an electric vehicle network. Thanks to this co-operation, the brand will make its highly anticipated all-electric, eco-friendly Nissan LEAF available to Hawaiian buyers.
The eco ride has been already price tagged with MSRP of $32,780. With fully eligible federal tax credit of $7,500, the Nissan LEAF's lease price will begin at $349 per month.
Boasting a fuel cost of 5 cents per mile, the Interest in the LEAF is so high that Nissan began accepting reservations earlier this month. In the U.S., more than 8,200 people have reserved a Nissan LEAF.
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."