Nissan meets sales target for this year for the Leaf electric car in Japan

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

Nissan Motor Co. meets its sales target for this business year for the Leaf electric car in Japan, with 6,000 orders received so far. The model is set to arrive in the market in December. A Nissan spokesman said that of the pre-sale orders, about 60% are from corporate customers.

Last month, Nissan had said that it got 13,000 orders for the Leaf in Japan and the US, exceeding its output capacity of 10,000 units for the business year ending in March 2011.

Nissan has taken orders from retail customers in Japan starting April 1, while order books were opened in North America on April 20.

The Japanese company revealed that about 60% of the retail customers who ordered in Japan were more than 50 years old.

Starting next month, four European markets will start taking orders for the Leaf. In December, the car is slated to make its European showroom debut in the Netherlands and Portugal. The UK and Ireland will follow in February 2011.

When Japan government subsidies are deducted from its price, the five-seat, zero-emission hatchback will cost 2.99 million yen ($32,530).

In Europe, the price after subsidies is less than 30,000 euros (about $35,860). Nissan and Renault SA, its French alliance partner, intend to have total production capacity of 500,000 battery-powered electric cars by 2012. [via autonews - sub. required]

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