Nissan Leaf coming to Ill. sooner than planned

July 19, 2011 1:43:42 PM PDT
People who want to buy the all-electric Nissan Leaf can put in their orders on July 25.

The Leaf wasn't scheduled to enter the local market until next year. But a company spokesperson said announcements about a charging station rollout across the Chicago area sped up the vehicles' Illinois delivery.

The first Leafs are expected to be delivered in the fall and cost about $35,000.