'The massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rattled Japan have had a disastrous effect on the entire nation. The catastrophe even abruptly halted production at automotive facilities across the country.
However, Nissan says that a boatload of 600 U.S.-bound Leafs left port on March 10th, a day before the quake. The electric hatches should hit U.S. turf soon and head off to dealerships in early April. This single shipment is nearly ten times the amount of total Leaf deliveries in the U.S. in the month of February alone, so we'll see more on the road before any manufacturing problems caused by the quake are felt here.'