Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I am Electric!

This morning I took possession of the very first Nissan LEAF sale on the Eastern Seaboard, and also the very first 2012 model year LEAF. Don't believe me? Well neither do I, but I haven't heard from anyone disputing the title so I'm claiming it as my own!

Having owned this car for the past 5 hours, I can say it is frankly driving bliss. Sure, the cost was exorbitant and it's missing its Zero-Emission graphic due to a snafu at the dealership, and I'm still unable to order new clean fuel plates, but man, what a sweet, sweet ride!


  1. Congratulations! I don't mean to burst your bubble, but I got mine on Saturday :-) And it was only 1 year, 6 months and 9 days after I pre-ordered it.

  2. Hmm. I ordered a bit before you and you probably paid a little less since Nissan of Chantilly has a $520 or so processing fee. Grrr.

    But according to this:

    Your order wasn't even placed by 25 July; so no bragging on the order wait. We did, after all, have extremely short wait times relative to most 2011 waits.

    And I think most of us remember the $99 deposit we put down on 20 April 2010. Yep, that's one long wait, but remember, folks in 20 other states that may have ordered on that day are gonna make our wait look like a cake walk!

    Anyway, congratulations Grant! Well played, sir! But maybe we can say the first electric car delivered to the most popular blogger about electric cars on the East Coast. :D

  3. Jeffrey, I'm happy to read that you received your car. I got my 2011 this past weekend but this week I hadn't been outside on a nice day to photo it. Until today.

    Kremzeek, not so anonymous from SoCal

  4. That's great news Kremzeek! Well, I'm jealous of any 2011 since they're about $1900 cheaper than the 2012 not to mention the 5% dealer markup on top. And I'm not taking a photo of the car proper until my Zero Emission graphic and new plates are installed, the former of which came in Friday and I just need to stop by the dealer for installation and the later of which hopefully in a fortnight if not sooner. Then I'm wondering how many hummer owners are gonna wanna take a crowbar to my green machine? :)

  5. I just found your blog and am catching up. Did you ever get the Clean Fuel plates?


  6. Hi Bruce! Yes, I have the clean fuel CO2@Fre plates with the Clean Fuel badge in the middle and I use that hashtag (#CO2Fre) on Twitter and Facebook when I talk about the car. Sorry I've been so remiss in writing as of late. I have a whole bunch of stories I'm very behind on. But glad you're finding it interesting as I hope to entertain and inform! :)