Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said interest in its all-electric Nissan Leaf is strong and bodes well for what it is billing as the first affordable, mass-market all-electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S.
“We think the Leaf is going to be a big hit,” Ghosn said Tuesday after speaking to the Detroit Economic Club at Cobo Center.
In the U.S., Nissan has received 13,000 reservations for the Leaf since last month, when it started to take $99 refundable deposits from customers to reserve a vehicle. Nissan has 6,000 reservations for the Leaf in Japan. Ghosn noted that the reservations are from individual customers and not orders for corporate fleets.