Much awaited eco-friendly cars “Nissan Leaf” started to be sold off in U.S. from last week. Leaf’s first delivery made to Olivier Chalouhi (a resident of San Francisco Bay Area) last week; while the latest one delivered to Jeff Heeren of Nashville, Tennessee.
The Leaf (short for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car), is the first of its kind in the U.S. being the first mass produced electric car for sale from a major manufacturer. Eco-friendly car has been claimed as having roughly a 100-mile range in between charges, but the EPA did step in recently and say that under normal driving conditions that range is more like 73 miles.
Still no major complaints are lodged mainly due to reasonably priced at roughly $32,000 and offering the reduction in fuelling costs actually worthwhile unlike many of its predecessors.
Nissan sources revealed that waiting list of “Leaf” is approximately 20,000 and other customers will most likely have delivery by the end of the summer 2011.