2011 Nissan Leaf Priced Right

2011 Nissan Leaf Electric CarSince the American electric car market is so extremely new, no one really knows how to price their offerings. Look at Chevy, for instance. Though the Volt isn’t strictly an electric car, it is aimed at the same market. Chevy has been all over the map with regards to the Volt’s pricing.

Nissan isn’t interested in playing that game with the 2011 Leaf. No preliminary pricing estimates here – Nissan waited until they were sure. And guess what? They’re sure. The 2011 Nissan Leaf will start at $32,780. That’s extremely reasonable; remember, the Leaf will get up to 100 miles per charge. Each “fill up” should cost less than $3, making the Leaf incredibly cost-effective to drive.

In case you think the $32k price tag is too rich for you, don’t look elsewhere just yet. There’s a $7,500 tax credit available for the Leaf. Assuming you qualify, that puts your net cost at just $25,280. That’s what a decent midsize sedan costs these days – and all of those run on liquid dinosaurs.

Oh, one last thing. If you live in the bankrupt state known as California (at least until they sell the naming rights to pay the bills), you can get an additional $5,000 tax rebate. That puts your cost to own a 2011 Leaf at just $20,280.

If you’re itching to get in on the electric car fun, you can reserve your very own Leaf starting April 20. Deliveries are expected to begin in very limited quantities this December.

Published on April 2, 2010 in Electric Cars,Nissan

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