Visit the official Nissan LEAF site by clicking here.
Clicking this link takes you to our portal site where you sign up and create an account with Nissan to register as a "hand raiser."
This is the process for letting Nissan you are interested in the LEAF. This is the first required step to reserve your LEAF.
The registration process is free, you pay nothing to do this.
Some time after the "Sign-Up" process (as little as a week, as much as two months) Nissan will invite you to reserve a spot to order the car.
You will receive an email at the email address you provided when you initially signed up, inviting you to pay a refundable $99.00 reservation fee.
This fee reserves your spot to order the car.
You are not yet ordering the car, just establishing your place in line to do so.
You will now be able to configure your LEAF, choosing the model, options, colors, etc. This can all be changed before or when you order the car.
After placing your reservation, Nissan will contact you when it is time to place the final order. The time frame that Nissan will contact you in, is similar to the reservation process. (as little as a week, as much as two months)
Ordering Your LEAF
After Nissan notifies you that you can order, log into your account at your personal Nissan Leaf Portal Site and select the features and options for your LEAF.
This is where you will order your LEAF. You can use the portal to view your account anytime.
Ordering Your LEAF FAQ
You will be emailed again letting you know to log in to your LEAF account to review the configuration of the car once more and submit your order quote request.
Your information is transferred to the dealer for review. At this time we will verify and send back (send back what? the actual car? by email?)the car you have configured.
You then log back in to your LEAF portal site and confirm and place the order for the car. Delivery is expected three to four months later.
Questions & Answers
How much deposit is required?
Just the $99 refundable reservation fee. You pay no additional moneys until you come in to take delivery of the car and can cancel at any time, even the day you are slated for delivery.
Can I cancel my order?
Yes at any time without any reason and your $99 will be credited back to the card you used to pay the reservation fee.
Do I have to have a charging station installed to purchase a LEAF?
No you do not. The car comes with a level one trickle charger(120v house outlet)which is sufficient for many people. Faster level 2 chargers (250v like an electric dryer or electric range would use) are available and provide faster charging.
How long does it take to charge the LEAF battery?
With a level 1 charger 20 hours from 0% Level 2 takes 6 to 8 hours from 0%. Keep in mind that most people would not run the car down to 0% in a regular days driving. Trickle would take you from 40% to almost 100% overnight. Level 3 charging called DC fast charging gives you a 80% charge in under 30 minutes. That's from 0%, so if you weren't at 0% it would be quicker.
How far can the LEAF go on a charge?
It all depends. Electric cars are very different from conventional gas cars. They love traffic and hate the highway. The LEAF can for up to 130 mile if driven at 38 mph on flat conditions in moderate temperatures. On a regular CA freeway you would go about 70 miles before your would need to charge. So 99 miles is the range quoted because it is a mix of the highway and city range.
How much is a LEAF?
The base MSRP is $32,780 but the car qualifies for a one-time $7500 federal tax credit and additional state and regional rebates which dramatically lowers the cost.