More than 115,000 Americans have gone on the Internet and registered their interest in the 2011 Nissan Leaf battery electric car, and beginning Tuesday the company will begin trying to move those electronic tire-kickers onto the more select reservation list. The price to get on the waiting list for the first round of cars is $99, which is refundable if you buy a Leaf or opt out of the program.
The timing two days before Earth Day is coincidental, said Mark Perry, a Nissan spokesman. The Leaf will cost $32,780, but there is a $7,500 federal tax credit and various state incentives, including a $5,000 cash rebate in what will undoubtedly be one of the car’s strongest markets, California.
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