Nissan today announced pricing for its 2011 Nissan LEAF electric-car, which will be available for purchase or lease at Nissan dealers in select markets in December and nationwide in early 2011. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit you can get the LEAF for as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.
“Additionally, there is an array of state and local incentives that may further defray the costs and increase the benefits of owning and charging a Nissan LEAF ““ such as a $5,000 statewide tax rebate in California; a $5,000 tax credit in Georgia; a $1,500 tax credit in Oregon; and carpool-lane access in some states, including California,” Nissan said in a statement.
The $32,780 price includes three years of roadside assistance.
“Imagine the possibility of never needing to go to a gas station again. Or of paying less than $3 for 100 miles behind the wheel. Or of creating zero emissions while driving,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, NNA. “Nissan leads the industry by offering the first affordable, zero-emission vehicle for the mass market. Nissan LEAF truly is in a class by itself.”
Nissan will also offer personal charging docks, which operate on a 220-volt supply. These home-charging stations, which will be built and installed by AeroVironment, are part of Nissan’s one-stop-shop process that includes a home assessment. The average cost of the charging dock will be $2,200 but the dock and the installation are eligible for a 50 percent federal tax credit of up to $2,000.
Nissan also pointed out that when using current national electricity averages, Nissan LEAF will cost less than $3 to “fill up.”
It looks like we have a winner ladies and gentlemen.
Make the jump to see the Reservation and Purchase Process.
Refresher: Power for the Nissan Leaf comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan Leaf allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.
2011 Nissan Leaf:
Reservations and Purchase for 2011 Nissan LEAF:
In order to ensure a one-stop-shop customer experience, Nissan is carefully managing the purchase process from the first step, when consumers sign up on NissanUSA.com, until the customer takes the Nissan LEAF home and plugs it into a personal charging dock.
- Nissan begins accepting reservations on April 20 first from people who have signed up on NissanUSA.com, and, after a brief introductory period, to all interested consumers.
- Consumers will be required to pay a $99 reservation fee, which is fully refundable.
- Reserving a Nissan LEAF ensures consumers a place in line when Nissan begins taking firm orders in August, as well as access to special, upcoming Nissan LEAF events.
- Rollout to select markets begins in December, with nationwide availability in 2011.
– By: Omar Rana