Nissan Leaf Will Cost Only $25,000
Nissan has announced pricing on the upcoming Leaf electric vehicle, and surprisingly, it's affordable.
After subtracting a $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars, the price of the Leaf will come out to $25,280 (There is an additional $800 destination charge).
The Nissan Leaf will be the first affordable all-electric vehicle on the market. As part of the purchase, buyers will have to install a 220-volt home charger which costs about $2,200. The good news: There's an additional federal tax rebate that will offset that price by $2,000.
Even better news - residents in California and Georgia qualify for an additional $5,000 tax rebate while Oregon residents get an additional $1,500 tax credit.
The Leaf has a range of about 100 miles between charges and will cost only $3 each time to recharge.
The first cars will be available in Seattle, Oregon, Tennessee, San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson starting in December. Nissan will begin taking deposits of $99 on April 20.
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- Gregg Fidan
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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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