Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown6
Nissan Leaf Gets £2,500 ($3,950) Price Cut In UK
February 3rd, 2013 by Nicholas Brown
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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