Gallery: 2013 Nissan Leaf Shatters Sales Records in March With 2,236 Un...

 
Now in its third model year, the highly innovative, industry leading Nissan LEAF pure electric vehicle features an extensive list of important enhancements for 2013. Importantly, LEAF is now assembled in the United States at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. assembly plant, with battery production taking place right next door in the country's largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant.

Last month was a great month for the 2013 Nissan Leaf with 2,236 units sold, making it the best month ever the for electric vehicle. For the 2013 model year Nissan updated the Leaf and even moved production to its Tennessee plant. The changes resulted in a price drop by $6,400 and higher inventory numbers, which together helped Nissan surpass the record it set in June of 2011, when 1,708 Leafs were sold.

The 2013 Nissan Leaf starts at $28,800, but after the available federal tax credit and state rebates, the price drops to as low as $18,800. Buyers can also lease the 2013 Leaf for as low as $199 per month for 36 months.

Some of the updates to the 2013 Leaf include a new 6.6 kW onboard charger, which cuts charging times in half; 17-inch alloy wheels; and leather seats on SL models. Nissan’s Around View Monitor and a 7-speaker Bose energy efficient audio system are also available.

Even though electric vehicles still represent a small percentage of the entire market, so far this year sales are picking up. Tesla recently announced that sales of its Model S sedan have also surpassed sales expectations and sales of the Chevy Volt also continue to improve.

+ Nissan

Via Inside EVs

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