Nissan International today announced the all-electric Nissan LEAF has been competitively priced compared to a diesel or hybrid vehicle with similar specifications.
In the United Kingdom, the purchase price of the Nissan LEAF will be £23,350 after government incentives. The price, which includes the battery, is £28,350 (Eu33,353) before incentives. The Government recently announced that it will refund 25% of the purchase price of a pure electric vehicle, up to a limit of £5,000.
The company also announced specific prices for the UK, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Portugal, the four initial European launch markets for the Nissan LEAF. Reservations will begin in July.
The Nissan LEAF is a compact, zero-emission five-passenger family car that comes fully equipped with features such as air conditioning, satellite navigation, a parking camera, a quick charge socket and innovative smart-phone connectivity.
“Nissan leads the industry by being the first automaker to offer an affordable zero-emission car. It’s a pure electric vehicle, with no tailpipe emissions and very low running costs. Nissan LEAF may look similar to a compact family car, but its smoothness, acceleration and handling will surprise and impress drivers and passengers alike,” said Simon Thomas, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan International SA.
The Leaf will be manufactured at Nissan’s Sunderland plant, providing a major boost to the Tyne and Wear region with the safeguarding of 2,250 jobs and the creation of 550 new skilled engineering positions.
The Nissan LEAF goes on sale in the UK in February 2011.