Nissan has just come out with pricing details for its Leaf plug-in electric car. The all electric Leaf will carry, when it comes out in December of this year, a base price (MSRP) of $32,780 (which doesn’t include $820 for shipping). Add to that the approximately $2,200 cost of a home charging station if your garage isn’t currently wired for high-voltage appliances (about $700 for the charging station itself and about $1,500 for installation). However, most Leaf buyers in the US should qualify for a federal tax credit of $7,500, plus some states have additional state tax credits. That all works out to about $27,000. Leases will also be available for $349 per month.
The much anticipated Leaf is supposed to run about 100 miles on a charge. It will take about 8 hours to charge up using a 220-volt outlet, and 16 hours on a 100-volt circuit. The 5 seat hatchback is being built at a Smyrna, Tennessee plant. Nissan’s going to start taking reservations for the Leaf between April 20th and May 15th – if you’re interested, you can sign up at their website – www.nissanusa.com