Nissan Leaf Pricing in Europe Announced

Nissan revealed that its all-electric Leaf model will be priced in Europe at under EUR30,000 ($38,000) after incentives are applied in most of its launch markets. Nissan says the price is about the same as a comparably-equipped diesel or hybrid vehicle.

The Japanese automaker announced specific prices for the UK, Netherlands, Ireland and Portugal, the four initial launch markets for the Nissan Leaf in which reservations will begin in July. In the United Kingdom, the Leaf will retail at GBP23,350 (EUR27,471) after government incentives are applied.

The price before incentives is GBP28,350 (EUR33,353). The UK government grants up to GBP5,000 in incentives for the purchase of an EV. The Leaf will go on sale in Britain in February 2011.

Nissan Leaf customers will enjoy benefits such as zero vehicle excise duty and zero company car tax for five years.

In the Netherlands, purchase price will be EUR32,839. In this country, subsidies will take the form of zero vehicle registration and road taxes, resulting in tax savings of 6,000 Euros for private car owners and 19,000 Euros for company car owners over five years. Sales in the Netherlands begin this December.

The price in the Republic of Ireland is EUR29,995 after the deduction of EUR5,000 in government incentives. Buyers will not pay vehicle registration tax, which can amount to as much as EUR3,800 on a C-segment car. Sales in Ireland begin in February next year.

The price in Portugal is EUR29,955 after EUR5,000 in government incentives. Portuguese customers will also benefit from road tax exemption. Sales in Portugal begin this December.
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