Nissan Leaf Orders Are Going, Going, Gone

Nissan has just sold out of orders for the all-new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The strong demand for the compact EV was unanticipated and bodes well for the Leaf as well as for the overall demand of EVs

The U.S. market has already garnered 13,000 orders of the Leaf, which accounts for the entire U.S. allocation for the EV. The Leaf is slated to arrive this December.

“We think there is a big future for this car. I can already tell you that the production for 2010 is already sold out,” Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said today during a luncheon at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Nissan intends to market the Leaf as an affordable electric vehicle. After a federal tax credit the Leaf will cost $25,280. When it goes on sale later this year it will only be available in select markets for the initial launch including Washington, Oregon, California, Tennessee, and Arizona.