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2013 Nissan Leaf Starts at Under $19,000 After Available Tax Incentives Making it the Cheapest 5-Passenger EV in the US

Posted By Marc Carter On January 16, 2013 @ 9:13 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Nissan [1] has given the 2013 Nissan Leaf [2] several updates for the 2013 model year, which includes some styling tweaks, a faster charger and more features. The best part is that the 2013 Leaf starts at $28,800, but the price drops to as low as $18,800 after the available federal tax credit and state rebates.

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For the 2013 model year Nissan [1] is offering a new cheaper S grade trim level, which starts a $28,800 making the Leaf [2] the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the United States. The available $7,500 federal and $2,500 state tax credits drop the final price to $18,800. Nissan will also continue its lease offer for the 2013 LEAF, allowing consumers to lease the electric vehicle for as low as $199 per month for 36 months.

“With nearly 50,000 LEAFs on the road globally, we are the leaders in zero emissions vehicles and our class-leading product just got better,” said Billy Hayes, Global vice president of LEAF sales for Nissan [1]. “From the very outset, Nissan has continuously advanced and refined the affordable zero emissions vehicle ownership experience. Now customers won’t have to pay a premium for owning a green car that’s really fun to drive, and that’s exciting.”

The 2013 Leaf [2] is powered by a 80kW AC synchronous motor produced at Nissan’s Powertrain Assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee. The 2013 Leaf’s output is 107 horsepower, with 187 lb-ft. of torque. A new 6.6 kW onboard charger cuts charging times in half and the Leaf is now available with 17-inch alloy wheels and leather appointed interior on SL models, available Around View Monitor and 7-speaker Bose [3] energy efficient audio system.

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[1] Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com

[2] 2013 Nissan Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/2013-nissan-leaf-is-now-more-efficient-and-charges-in-half-the-time/

[3] Bose: http://www.bose.com

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