The Leaf, Nissan's all-electric vehicle priced at $32,780, will be released in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Tennesee as early as this December.

These states belong to the EV project, the largest global electric vehicle and infrastructure organization which collects EV performance data for varying terrain and climate conditions. Texas and Hawaii will be next to get the Leaf in January, followed by most of the east coast in April and the rest of the nation by the end of 2011. [TechCrunch]