The LEAF: Who Got the E-Mail ?

Discussion in 'Nissan/Infiniti Hybrids and EVs' started by hill, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. hill

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    Very early this morning - I got THIS:

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    I'm almost reluctant to post. If I get ex'd out just becasue too many others are faster of the draw ... someone's going to hear about it!
    :p
    Ok, technically the Leaf isn't a hybrid ... unless you think of electricity being made (mostly) from fossil fuel. That said, how many here will pulll the trigger ... versus wait for the PHEV Prius? Ok, that's the queston ... now the topic is legitimate!
    ;)
    I'd actually prefer the PHEV Prius ... but the powers at Toyota would rather let the first batch go to special chosen companies and utility companies, rather than advocates. THAT logic is beyond me, because some shmuck working for IBM or the Gas Company isn't going to care squat about plugging it in or getting the most out of the PHEV system. I'm no fan of Nissan ... but the fact that they'd put the rides in the hands that want them the most ... that has to count for something in my book.
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  2. efusco

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    Got the same one...was hoping it would actually contain some information...but nothing new.
     
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    yep, I got it as well. I'll let them hold my $100, but as I am "out of the intial launch markets" (Boston), I am fairly certain we east coasters have zero chance of seeing the car before sometime in 2011
     
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    Brad and I both got it, and we think its great!
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    I too received the email, 4/17/2010 3:46 AM
     
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    I got the email as well.
    I am going to try to buy one from any market and then bring it home (ship it, or drive it on a vacation:)).
    Failing that, I will buy it as soon as it is available, unless Tesla, or another auto company make their's available first (which it doesn't look like right now).
     
  7. hill

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    They'll probably ask for driver's licenses, or show SOME kind of proof of residency. I asked Nissan about that, because my driver's license is Montana ... yet we stay at least 1/2 the time in So Cal. I see they have a "One per customer" disclaimer in their literature. Well ... my daughter & sun-in-law's home is in Nashville. Maybe they'd like to make some new/EV-wanabe friends!
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    Mine arrived today as well (CT).

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    I, too, got the email in the wee hours (though I didn't see it until I got up, of course). As Evan says, nothing new. I expected nothing new.

    I have ZERO interest in a PHEV if I can have a freeway-capable 100-mile EV. Why drag around all those batteries on road trips, and that gas engine in town? I need my 2004 Prius for road trips (50 mpg highway) so all I want now is to upgrade from my Xebra (35 mph max; zero to 35 in 31 seconds; 40 mile range) to a full-on EV car.

    The only way I'd consider a PHEV is if a PHEV Prius was available BEFORE the Leaf and had a 100-mile pure EV range at freeway speed, and 50 mpg or better after that 100 miles. No screwy calculations mixing in the EV portion. It would have to be 50 mpg or better on extended road trips, AFTER the plug-in charge was depleted.

    I'll buy the Leaf if I can get on the list and I'll write a check for the full price. No financing or lease for me. My local Nissan dealer said he will charge MSRP and will not add on any screwy fees. He wants to be THE Leaf dealer for Spokane.
     
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    I got it too - although I don't expect to see them coming to Wisconsin any time soon.
     
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    Is the list of first markets out ?
     
  12. mitch672

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    Its published on The EV Project » Overview

    "In the summer of 2010, charging infrastructure will be deployed in the following major population areas: Phoenix (AZ), Tucson (AZ), San Diego (CA), Portland (OR), Eugene (OR), Corvallis (OR), Seattle (WA), Nashville (TN), Knoxville (TN) and Chattanooga (TN). The Nissan LEAF will be available in those same areas in the fall of 2010 to consumers and fleets"
     
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