FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan North America said it is expanding availability of the 2012 model-year Nissan Leaf, and the automaker is now taking orders from the general public in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. 

Deliveries of the 2012 model-year Nissan Leaf, which includes additional standard equipment such as quick-charging and cold-weather features, will take place in these additional markets beginning in spring 2012. 

2012 model-year Nissan Leaf

2012 model-year Nissan Leaf

“Nissan LEAFs have been on the U.S. roads for one year now, and thousands of drivers have become living proof that a 100-percent electric, zero-emissions vehicle fulfills the daily needs of drivers from all walks of life,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan North America. “We are seeing already-strong interest in the LEAF continue to grow across the country. This market expansion brings us one step closer to true, nationwide availability.”

The Leaf is now available for order in 30 states, including Washington, D.C. Nationwide, 50-state ordering will be available by March 2012, Nissan said.