Nissan Leaf sells out in pre-order phase

May 26, 2010 2:33:16 PM PDT
A new electric car is sold out before it hits the road.

Nissan says its received 13,000 pre-orders for the new Leaf.

Customers had to put down a $99 deposit for the all-electric vehicle.

It goes on sale in December.

Nissan says the Leaf can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge.

It re-charges in 8 hours using a standard outlet.

People who buy the $32,000 Leaf are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit as well as additional tax credits depending upon where it's purchased.


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