Nissan hasn’t been happy with sales of the Leaf EV in the past two years, and it has become clear that major changes were needed to make the Nissan Leaf more appealing. Credit is due to Nissan then for making a massive price cut to the Nissan Leaf, lopping off $6,400 of the lowest-priced 2012 model. When combined with certain state and Federal incentives, a Nissan Leaf could cost as little as $19,000.
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It has been rumored for awhile now that the 2013 Nissan Leaf would bring some much-needed changes to the little Japanese EV. Now Nissan has confirmed that there will indeed be a lower-cost model, thanks to domestic production, and a new onboard fast charging system that will cut charging times in half.
Executives have not been shy when discussing the sales performance of its Nissan Leaf EV. They know that they need to offer more car for a lower price if they really want to spur the sales they were hoping for, and the next Nissan Leaf could do just that. Nissan has unveiled the new Leaf model for the Japanese market, and it includes more range, a lower-priced model, and a host of improvements aimed at making the driving experience more pleasurable.
It is no secret that sales of the pure-electric Nissan Leaf haven’t been exactly earth-shattering. After an initial rush of enthusiasm, sales of the Nissan Leaf have tapered off substantially. This has left Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga feeling “disappointed and frustrated” with Leaf sales.
Nissan has more invested in its electric vehicle program than any other major automaker. By some estimates, the Japanese automaker has invested about $4 billion into the Leaf electric car, a staggering number when you consider that Leaf sales have been in something of a slump. But the 2013 Leaf could give buyers another reason […]