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The availability of the Nissan LEAF electric car in the US has now been expanded – after the vehicle became open for orders across a range of new states.

The Leaf was only available in seven states when it first went on sale in December of 2010, and according to a Nissan spokesperson, residents who lived in cities where the Leaf wasn’t available were placing reservations for the EV.

On Oct. 3, Nissan will open new reservations and orders to the general public. Nissan will expand into additional new markets as the year continues. By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order.

“Consumers have spoken, and it’s clear that they are looking for a car that produces zero emissions and uses no gas,” saidBrian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “We are seeing tremendous consumer interest in the Nissan LEAF in these new markets, particularly in the New York metropolitan area.”