Nissan Leaf now available nationwide

March 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Japanese automaker Nissan recently announced that its Leaf has become the first electric vehicle to be available nationwide, as orders are now being accepted in all 50 states.

The Leaf was previously available on a limited basis in just 29 states. The expansion across the entire country was part of Nissan's plan to slowly make the car available to more customers.

"More than 22,000 Leafs are on the roads globally, having driven more than 30 million miles," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan. "Nationwide availability of the Nissan Leaf means that now, anyone in the country can opt for a transportation solution that does not harm the environment, provides a pathway to energy independence, and doesn't use a single drop of gas."

The automaker says orders for the vehicle can be placed in these states now, with the first deliveries expected in the early summer.

Drivers thinking about trading up to a Nissan Leaf or any other vehicle should ensure that their current car is in good condition. An auto maintenance expert can ensure that the vehicle has no issues, which will increase the value of your trade.

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