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Published on December 22nd, 2012 | by Adam Johnston

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Nissan Offering $9,775 Cash Back On Leafs

December 22nd, 2012 by  


 
It looks like Nissan is spreading some holiday love towards its EV customers this holiday season.

The Japanese auto manufacturer (via the financing department, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation) is offering a $9,775 cash back deal on the Nissan Leaf, according to Autoblog Green.

Image Credit: Nissan Leaf via Boykov/Shutterstock

The deal, which started in early December, ends when the updated 2013 model comes out at the Detroit North America International Auto Show this January.

However, the cash back offering is apparently restricted to lease deals.

Despite keeping under wraps what to expect with the newer Leaf models, it’s anticipated the new model will cost less and have “lower equipment levels.”

While the new Tennessee Leaf factory will help to keep overall costs down for the electric vehicle, many challenges continue to affect the Leaf:

“The company was a bit humbled by the experience of talking up lofty goals and then seeing sales not quite hit that level, though Leaf sales did start to rise back again in November. The Leaf does cost more than other, similar-sized vehicles, even with federal tax credits and state incentives. Weak resale values haven’t helped any, either.

There is growing competition in the electric vehicle space. Several new models were brought to market this year (though, usually in only a handful of places, unlike the Leaf, which is available to a much larger portion of the population). And more models from a variety of auto manufacturers will be introduced in 2013.

But with the upward trend in Leaf sales last month, better times could be on the horizon for the new year.


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is expected to complete the Professional Development Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto by December 2017. Adam recently completed his Social Media Certificate from Algonquin College Continuing & Online Learning. Adam also graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a three-year B.A. combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications in 2011. Adam owns a part-time tax preparation business. He also recently started up Salay Consulting and Social Media services, a part-time business which provides cleantech writing, analysis, and social media services. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or check out his business www.salayconsultiing.com.



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