My lease was to mature June 27th, 2017.
May 25th, 2017. I sent in my paperwork for the lease extension with certified USPS mail.
June 1, 2017. They received the paperwork and updated my account and gave me a credit equivalent of 3 months.
Sept 27, 2017. My account says that's when the next pmt is due.
March 27, 2018. The extended lease maturity date.
I know I can turn in my Leaf as early as Jan 27, 2018 and get keep the credit without any fees.
All of these factors give me plenty of wiggle room. I think the Tesla Model 3 will be in my hands by Q1 of 2018. I put my $1,000 payment to reserve it on day 1 the preorders were possible. I'm in the low 100,000s queue, but live in Atlanta.
Also, it'll give me time to see if the new Leaf that will be unveiled in September will be good enough to tempt me away from the Model 3!