Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV

Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV


Here we come with some very good news for the Nissan Leaf fans. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a $6.400 price drop for the 2013 base version of the model mentioned above. The 2012 base model was carrying a price tag of $35.200, while the new base level 2013 Nissan Leaf S has a starting price established at $28.800. With the new price, the official declared the new Leaf the cheapest 5-seat electric car currently found on the North American market. The production process of the Leaf moved from Japan to Tennessee and this is not all. The lithium-ion batteries and the electric motors are also manufactured in the same southern state.



The objective the Japanese manufacturer has always had for the Leaf was to produce an affordable zero-emission vehicle for the mass market. There is a $7.500 federal tax credit available that eligible clients can take advantage of. There is more. Some states and municipalities even offer additional incentives. Let us take an example; California residents can get a 2013 Nissan Leaf for as low as $18.800 after eliminating the federal tax and state rebate of $2.500. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 17-inch alloy wheels and other additions include leather appointed interior on SL models, available Around View Monitor and 7-speaker Bose energy efficient audio system. There is also a 6.6 kW onboard charger that reduces 220V charging times. This is available as standard on SV and SL models.



The Nissan Leaf is the best selling pure electric vehicle in the world with almost 50.000 cumulative sales worldwide. The current model receives power from an 80 kW AC synchronous motor capable of generating 107 horsepower and 187 lb. ft. of torque. Energy is supplied by an advanced 48-module lithium-ion battery.



Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV image Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV image
Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV image Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV image
Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV image Nissan decreases the price of the Leaf EV image