The time has come for Nissan to let its little Leaf fall from the tree. Nissan of North America is now taking reservations for its first all electric, zero emission green mobile, the 2011 Nissan Leaf. What this means for consumers is that they now have the option to be the first on the list to either lease, or purchase a new Nissan Leaf when the car is released to select markets in December of this year.
A new portion of Nissan’s website, NissanUSA.com, will now be available to give potential customers up-to-date info about the Leaf. It will also showcase all upcoming events. We’ve been following the Leaf for awhile now and the big question we had was, what is the price? Happily we can now report that Nissan has answered our question.
From Nissan’s Press Release:
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. Additionally, there is an array of state and local incentives that may further defray the costs, and increase the benefits, for owning and charging a Nissan LEAF. For example, a $5,000 statewide tax rebate is offered 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 . The lease price for the Nissan LEAF begins at $349 per month.