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Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to shut reservations 9/23

Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:25 am

update : Email is here. The reservation system has been shutdown - till it opens sometime next year.

We are thrilled with the overwhelming enthusiasm people like you have shown for the 100% electric Nissan LEAF™. To date, 20,000 people have already reserved a LEAF - a number that has exceeded our expectations.

We have completed the first phase of reservations. In order to provide the best level of customer service and premium ownership experience to the first Nissan LEAF drivers, we will not be accepting new reservations until the next phase begins. A subsequent phase of reservations will begin next year, after current reservations and orders have been processed.

We're grateful for your understanding and patience as we work to bring this 100% electric car to you.



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Look for an email about this soon ...

Nissan aggressively anticipated reaching its goal of 20,000 consumer reservations by December 2010 and we are excited to announce that we have reached this goal 3 months ahead of schedule! Therefore, on 9/23/10, Nissan will shut down the reservation system in order to focus on providing the best level of customer service and premium ownership experience to those who have already reserved.

All current reservation holders will continue to have the opportunity to purchase or lease a Nissan LEAF. Those who are interested in the Nissan LEAF but have yet to make a reservation are invited to sign up for information and updates on http://www.nissanusa.com. A subsequent phase of reservations for those consumers will begin next year.


So, if you know someone who wanted to reserve but hasn't yet - tell them to do so now.
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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:54 pm

What is the reason behind this decision? Months ago their goal was 25,000 by december. Are they having trouble producing the Leaf?

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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:59 pm

stanley wrote:What is the reason behind this decision? Months ago their goal was 25,000 by december. Are they having trouble producing the Leaf?


They first said 20K, then they changed it to 25K and now back to 20K.

It makes sense - they would want to go back to letting dealers order the cars and sell them.
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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:01 pm

I just tried to select "reservation information" at the Nissan Leaf website(http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car), and saw the following screen message:

We're sorry

the page you requested does not exist. You might have typed the address incorrectly,
or the bookmark or link you followed is outdated. Select a link on this page to find your
destination

Perhaps the shutdown has already happened...

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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:14 pm

Is this real? It really is hard to know what to believe? I thought they were having trouble converting orders? Now we are hearing they sold 20K? There are people on this sight that have said they reserved on 4/20 and still could not order? Does this mean all of 2011 production has been reserved and/or sold? That really is pretty amazing news if that is truly the case.
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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:16 pm

Being confirmed on Autoblog with an official release from Nissan:

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/09/23/re ... op-taking/
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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:22 pm

Consumer reservations peg at 20,000, with an additional 5000 to be sold to fleets.

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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:23 pm

Timaz wrote:Is this real? It really is hard to know what to believe? I thought they were having trouble converting orders? Now we are hearing they sold 20K? There are people on this sight that have said they reserved on 4/20 and still could not order? Does this mean all of 2011 production has been reserved and/or sold? That really is pretty amazing news if that is truly the case.


50K is their production capacity until the Tennessee plant comes online in 2012, maybe late 2012.

25K was the number they planned to send to the US (and Canada?) through 2011. They also have Japan, Europe, and Australia clamoring for cars.

20K was the target for reservations, which they met. I suppose based on whatever conversion rate they are seeing to date, that they are confident with reservations plus fleets plus new walk-ins, that dealers will be able to sell the remainder of their 2011 US allocation of 25K, or whatever they may have revised that number to.
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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:24 pm

Timaz wrote:Is this real? It really is hard to know what to believe? I thought they were having trouble converting orders? Now we are hearing they sold 20K? There are people on this sight that have said they reserved on 4/20 and still could not order? Does this mean all of 2011 production has been reserved and/or sold? That really is pretty amazing news if that is truly the case.


I think you are getting confused between a reservation and an order. They stopped taking additional reservations as they have enough reservations to sell all the first years production. As far as "sales quotes", I don't know the exact number, but I think they said it is somewhere near 500 right now. The stopped taking orders for a few days, and now (today) they have started that process back up for the remaining 19,500 reservations.
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Re: Leaf reaches 20,000 reservations, to down reservations today

Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:25 pm

Another lame move by Nissan. Ordering should continue until all are fulfilled even if it takes until 2015.
Maybe Nissan will just take a pause and set up ordering and dashboard 2.0 :roll:
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