Nissan North America, Inc. has selected Hawaii to be one of its initial launch markets in the US beginning in early 2011.
Nissan and the State of Hawaii are working towards a partnership to promote the development of an electric vehicle network. As part of the collaboration, Nissan has committed to make the all-electric Nissan LEAF available to Hawaii consumers.
Nissan earlier announced that the LEAF would have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $32,780. A federal tax credit of $7,500 for which the Nissan LEAF will be fully eligible is available. The lease price for the Nissan LEAF begins at $349 per month.
Nissan began accepting reservations this month. In the US, more than 8,200 people have reserved a Nissan LEAF. Reservations opened to a select group of people who pre-registered on NissanUSA.com before 20 April, when early reservations opened. Reservations, which are made through a $99 fully refundable reservation fee, will be open to the general public on 15 May.