The car has a 40 kWh battery which gives it a real-world range of 260km and a potential range, depending on conditions and driving style, in excess of 350km.
Before the new Leaf arrived, Nissan Ireland had already 200 firm orders following a social media campaign.
As the best selling electric car in Ireland since the first version was launched in 2010, a further 2,300 potential owners have expressed interest in the new version.
In direct comparison with a 1.2 petrol Qashqai, operating savings of around €1,200 a year are estimated.
We'll have a first drive review here later.