The Nissan LEAF is one hot ticket. From hand-raisers to pre-orderers, just about everybody wants to get their hands on a Nissan LEAF. Who can blame them? It will be the first mass-market electric vehicle with an affordable price and practicality to boot. Nissan wants to sell these things en masse too, but at least at launch, numbers will be extremely limited… especially in the U.S.

That is because Nissan has decided on a January launch for the LEAF in Japan. To keep up with orders over there, Nissan is cutting the expected U.S. shipment by 2/3, from 10,000 cars to just 3,300.