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Cars Nissan Leaf Sales Breach 50,000

Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

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Nissan Leaf Gets £2,500 ($3,950) Price Cut In UK

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February 3rd, 2013 by
 
Electric vehicle prices are slated to drop considerably this year. As such, the price of the 2013 Nissan Leaf was just cut by £2,500 (which is $3,950) in the United Kingdom, bringing it down to £23,490 ($37,115).

Of course, this is just the beginning of the price drops expected for EVs in the years to come. However, even today, this could make owning a Nissan Leaf cheaper than owning a comparable gasoline-powered car for many UK residents.

Assuming that Nissan cut its production cost, and this cut didn’t eat into its profit too much, this price reduction has come at a time when a price drop was much needed, as Nissan Leaf sales have been terribly slow.

Nissan has other tricks up its sleeves to lure prospective Leaf customers, such as a policy under which customers would be provided with a courtesy Leaf while theirs is being repaired.

Source: Autoblog Green

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  • Ronald Brakels

    Currently I can’t find anything about new Leafs being able to accept standard European current. We’ll know that Nissian is serious about selling Leafs outside of Japan and North America when I can plug one into a standard Australian power point.

    • Bob_Wallace

      Apparently the 2013 LEAF will take 240 v inputs.

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/100366306/Nissan_Begins_US_Assembly_Of_2013_Leaf_Electric_Vehicle_And_Batteries

      Apparently the older LEAF chargers could as well. Some LEAF owners modified the inputs on their chargers to accept 240 v. The charger was set up to use 240 v as well as 120 v but for some reason Nissan didn’t provide an appropriate plug.

      • Ronald Brakels

        Leafs can accept electricty from a 240 volt charger, but as yet I don’t think they can accept current from a normal European or Australian power point. The few Leafs in Australia so far use specially installed chargers, which is a pity, as European/Australian power from a normal socket is more than adequate for a full overnight charge. Faster charging from a normal socket is an advantage suitably designed electric cars have outside of Japan and North America.

  • nrmantena

    What is the selling price to customers in UK? Does the price drop
    apply in the US and other countries? What is the range of Nissan Leaf?

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