What Can $99 Get You? A 100 Percent Electric, Zero Emissions Vehicle

If the number of pre-orders are any indication of the Nissan Leaf’s potential success, then this electric vehicle may already be on its way to becoming a sales powerhouse.

As of last week, the Nissan Leaf has garnered nearly 3,800 pre-orders in Japan. After a very short time, the Leaf is already half way to its 2010 sales goal of 6,000 units.

With a refundable deposit of just $99, U.S. customers can place their own reservation for the all-new Leaf. Here in the U.S., the Leaf has racked up over 6,600 pre-orders. When the Leaf becomes available in showrooms, pricing will start at $32,780, or as low as $25,280 with a federal tax-credit.

Powering the Nissan Leaf is a 107 horsepower electric motor. With its lithium ion cells, the Leaf has a range of 100 miles on a full charge and a top speed of 87 miles per hour.