Ariel Schwartz

An EV For the People: All-Electric Nissan Leaf to Cost $25,280

by , 03/30/10

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Last year we announced the unveiling of the Nissan Leaf — the first affordable all-electric vehicle from a mainstream automaker — but up until now, Nissan would only concede that the vehicle would cost somewhere in the range of $20,000 to $30,000. Now the automaker has finally revealed the Leaf’s pricing plan: $32,780 before incentives, or $25,280 after a federal tax credit of $7,500. The vehicle will also be available for lease at a price of $349 per month.

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The Leaf may be affordable, but Nissan isn’t skimping on the details — the vehicle features a 100-mile range as well as amenities like Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius/XM satellite radio capabilities and roadside assistance, and energy-efficient LED headlights.

Of course, pricing a snazzy all-electric vehicle at such a low price has its drawbacks. One problem: Nissan might not make a profit on the car at first. As lithium-ion battery prices drop, however, the automaker will become more likely to make some cash. In the meantime, start saving up for the Leaf — it will hit streets throughout the U.S. in 2011.

+ Nissan Leaf

Via Greentech Media

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2 Comments

  1. wastenot September 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Unfortunately this range of 100 miles is pretty well useless for us and the cost is also too much. We would miss out on the ‘rebate’ due to income level (just) – so we can afford to buy such a vehicle – but it would still be way too much to pay at $25000 even just for a limited commuter.

    I’ll stick to my Kia which gets about 37pmg highway for now.

  2. 14,000 People Have Pre-... June 23, 2010 at 11:37 am

    [...] to a company and we just keep going back. Well Nissan was hoping that with the release of their new electric vehicle the Leaf they’d be able to rack up some serious conquest sales from people looking for an electric [...]

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