To increase driver accessibility, Nissan North America, Inc. has reduced the cost for its home charging system for the Nissan Leaf. The AeroVironment developed system can be bought at Nissan dealers, and comes installed, with a price tag of $1,818.
Nissan didn’t cut quality with costs, however, and says that the station is the same as it was before the reduction. Senior VP and GM of AeroViornment Mike Bissonette says “Nissan North America has demonstrated a consistent commitment to its customers and to advancing the EV movement for all drivers. Our deployment of thousands of charging systems to support the Nissan Leaf is a rollout testament to AeroViornment and Nissan’s ongoing commitment; together, we’re dedicated to making the transition from gas-fueled vehicles to all-electric cars as seamless and trouble free as possible.”
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The system includes on-site consultation, charging dock installation, a UL-listed charging dock, hands-on user training, and a 3-year hardware and service warranty with 24/7 single-point-of-contact availability.
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Refresher: Power for the 2012 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 90 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. Prices for the 2012 Nissan LEAF will start at $35,200.
– By: Alexandra Koken