As we’ve mentioned in the previous post, the Nissan Leaf US price will be announced in a separate release, so here it is.
The all-electric hatch sold on the North American market starts at 25,280 USD before tax, which means the 2011 Nissan Leaf US price is 32,780 MSRP including a 3-year roadside assistance plan.
Availability at dealerships across the country for the 2011 Nissan Leaf will begin next year but customers will be able to place their orders starting from April 20th after paying a 99 USD reservation fee.
Based on current national electricity averages the 2011 Nissan LEAF will cost less than 3 USD for a full recharge.
Nissan press release :
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the
2011 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, which becomes available for purchase
or lease at Nissan dealers in select markets in December and nationwide
in 2011. Nissan will begin taking consumer reservations for the Nissan
LEAF April 20.
Including the $7,500 federal tax credit for which the Nissan LEAF will
be fully eligible, the consumer’s after-tax net value of the vehicle
will be $25,280. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price *(MSRP) for
the 2011 all-electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF is $32,780, which
includes three years of roadside assistance. Additionally, there is an
array of state and local incentives that may further defray the costs
and increase the benefits of owning and charging a Nissan LEAF – such
as a $5,000 statewide tax rebate in California; a $5,000 tax credit in
Georgia; a $1,500 tax credit in Oregon; and carpool-lane access in some
states, including California.
As a result of aggressive pricing and the availability of the $7,500
federal tax credit whose benefit is immediately included, Nissan will
be able to offer a monthly lease payment beginning at $349, not
including state or local incentives, which could further reduce the net
cost of the Nissan LEAF.
“Imagine the possibility of never needing to go to a gas station again.
Or of paying less than $3 for 100 miles behind the wheel. Or of
creating zero emissions while driving," said Brian Carolin, senior vice
president, Sales and Marketing, NNA. “Nissan leads the industry by
offering the first affordable, zero-emission vehicle for the mass
market. Nissan LEAF truly is in a class by itself.”
The vehicle at the SV trim level is well-equipped with a variety of
standard features, including an advanced navigation system and
Internet/smart phone connectivity to the vehicle, enabling
pre-heat/pre-cool and charging control. Nissan LEAF is equipped with
energy-efficient LED headlights and makes extensive use of recycled and
recyclable materials, such as seat fabric, instrument panel materials,
and front- and rear-bumper fascias. Other standard amenities include
Bluetooth connectivity; Intelligent-key with push button start;
Sirius/XM satellite radio capabilities and roadside assistance. Safety
features include vehicle dynamic control (stability control), traction
control and six airbags. The SL trim level, available for an additional
$940 (MSRP), adds features including rearview monitor, solar panel
spoiler, fog lights, and automatic headlights.


Reservations and Purchase
In order to ensure a one-stop-shop customer experience, Nissan is
carefully managing the purchase process from the first step, when
consumers sign up on NissanUSA.com, until the customer takes the Nissan
LEAF home and plugs it into a personal charging dock.

  • Nissan begins accepting reservations on April 20 first
    from people who have signed up on NissanUSA.com, and, after a brief
    introductory period, to all interested consumers.
  • Consumers will be required to pay a $99 reservation fee, which is fully refundable.
  • Reserving
    a Nissan LEAF ensures consumers a place in line when Nissan begins
    taking firm orders in August, as well as access to special, upcoming
    Nissan LEAF events.
  • Rollout to select markets begins in December, with nationwide availability in 2011.

Charging Equipment
In tandem with the purchase process, Nissan will offer personal
charging docks, which operate on a 220-volt supply, as well as their
installation. Nissan is providing these home-charging stations, which
will be built and installed by AeroVironment, as part of a
one-stop-shop process that includes a home assessment.

  • The average cost for the charging dock plus installation will be $2,200.
  • Charging dock and installation are eligible for a 50 percent federal tax credit up to $2,000. 
  • Using current national electricity averages, Nissan LEAF will cost less than $3 to “fill up.” 
  • Nissan
    LEAF also will be the sole vehicle available as part of The EV Project,
    which is led by EV infrastructure provider eTec, a division of
    ECOtality, and will provide free home-charging stations and
    installation for up to 4,700 Nissan LEAF owners in those markets.

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive design,
engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the
environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities
are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing
recycling. More information on the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can
be found at www.NissanUsa.com.

Source: Nissan