Remember that the Google seismometer registered tectonic movements at Nissan’s future plug-in, the Leaf? In Japan, it rocks. Nissan planned to make 6,000 of them in the Fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011. On April 1, they started taking pre-orders. Yesterday, Nissan had received advance orders for 6,000 units, says The Nikkei [sub]. Sales target met, long before the car will go on sale in December.
Word from Japan is that most of the early birds are retail customers. Strangely, it’s not a hipster crowd that is flocking to the car. Drivers aged 50s or older account for about 60 percent of the total. Nissan will continue taking pre-orders. Would be silly to leaf such a strong demand unfilled.