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Nissan LEAF launches in new U.S. markets

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Dec. 8, 2011—Nissan North America Inc. recently expanded the availability of its all-electric LEAF into seven new U.S. markets.

This week, Nissan opened reservations and began taking orders from the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Deliveries of the LEAF in those markets will take place in the spring of 2012, according to Nissan.

"Nissan LEAFs have been on the U.S. roads for one year now, and thousands of drivers have become living proof that a 100 percent electric, zero-emissions vehicle fulfills the daily needs of drivers from all walks of life," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan North America Inc. "We are seeing already-strong interest in the LEAF continue to grow across the country. This market expansion brings us one step closer to true, nationwide availability."

Nissan said the LEAF is now available for order in 30 U.S. states. The vehicle will be available nationwide by March 2012.

About 20,000 Nissan LEAFs were sold during the vehicle’s first year on the market, according to Nissan.

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