planet4ever wrote:Nissan says they want to produce 50K cars the first year, but have a capacity to produce no more than 12K by March, which is four months. That says they are ramping up, which makes sense. My guess is that no more than a thousand will be on the road by the end of the year.
Yes - in the same place Ghosn says they are trying to increase production. In anycase, as I said above, even with 12K - all initial reservations in launch states should be fulfulled by Mar '11.
I'd be willing to bet there are remote parts of it where you are unlikely to be able to get a Leaf at all in 2011, except by planning a several hundred mile trip to get it home.
Possibly - but those would be the exceptions to my "rule".
So, yes, end of March may be a good guess, if you are close to a launching area, but don't count on getting your Leaf much earlier than that.
Why not ? Someone's got to get the cars ! I think a lot of us in the launch cities, who booked on 20th are likely to get the cars this year.