According to a recent report, pre-orders for the Nissan Leaf have exceeded production capacity. This means anyone ordering a Leaf, as of now, could face a significant delay before their car is delivered. Full details inside.

According to a recent report, pre-orders for the Nissan Leaf have exceeded production capacity.

So far the company has received over 13,000 orders, but Nissan can only produce 12,000 Leafs by March 2011. This means anyone ordering a Leaf, as of now, could face a significant delay before their car is delivered.

To combat this growing problem, Nissan is trying to figure out how to increase Leaf production. While the company is optimistic, there are no guarantees.

As you may recall, the Leaf is powered by an electric motor which produces 80 kW (107 hp / 109 PS) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to a set of laminated lithium-ion batteries, the Leaf has a range of approximately 160 kilometers (99 miles). Once the batteries are depleted, they can be fully recharged in eight hours using a standard household outlet.

U.S. pricing starts at $25,280 (after a $7,500 federal tax credit) and pre-orders are being currently being accepted for $99.

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