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Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown


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

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.

      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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