Although sales of the Nissan LEAF remain under 1,000 units per month, some of the reason for this has been a simple lack of availability. The 2011 model launched in just a handful of markets—Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington—and even though the ordering process was opened up in a number of other locations this summer, deliveries of the 2012 Leaf are just beginning. And also just beginning is the ordering process for the Leaf in seven more states.
Nissan recently started taking orders from the general public in Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, after initiating the process at the end of July in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. At this stage, the Leaf can be ordered in 30 different states, as well as Washington, D.C.