Mississauga, Ontario – All 40 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles allotted for Canada for the 2011 model year were reserved within two hours, the company has reported.

The cars could be reserved by those who registered on the company’s website and who live within the vicinity of one of the 27 dealers certified to sell and service the Leaf. The reservation process opened at noon on August 27th, with the cars all reserved within two hours.

“Response from Canadians since we first revealed the Nissan Leaf in 2009 has been astounding, so we’re not surprised that our first inventory of 40 model year ’11 cars were snapped up so quickly,” said Judy Wheeler, director of marketing at Nissan Canada. “We expect this momentum to continue when we reopen reservations for model year ’12 cars in the coming month, so keep your eyes open for more and more Nissan Leafs driving around Canadian cities soon.”

Delivery to the first wave of consumers will begin in September and continue into the fall. For model year 2012, Nissan expects to release around 600 vehicles through several waves of reservations into next year.

Those who wish to reserve a Leaf must register at Nissan, and live within the vicinity of a certified Leaf dealer. The reservation requires a fully refundable $99 reservation fee and booking of a home charging assessment. All details, including the exact timing for the opening of reservations, will be distributed in advance via email.

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