After Incentives, That Is...
Nissan made big waves by announcing that its LEAF electric car would be sold for about $25k in the US (after federal incentives, and in some states there's an extra $5k rebate). Now the automaker is announcing that the European version of the LEAF will be sold for under 30,000 Euros in most European countries after government incentives. Read on to find out more pricing details for specific EU countries.
United Kingdom: "In the United Kingdom, the purchase price of the Nissan LEAF would be 23,350 Pounds (27,471 Euros)after government incentives. The price, which includes the battery, is 28,350 Pounds (33,353 Euros) before incentives. The UK government recently announced that it will refund 25 percent of the purchase price of a pure electric vehicle, up to a limit of 5,000 Pounds. The Nissan LEAF goes on sale in the UK in February 2011."
Netherlands: "The purchase price in the Netherlands will be 32,839 Euros (28,068 Pounds). Here, 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."
Republic of Ireland: "The price in the Republic of Ireland is 29,995 Euros (25,637 Pounds)after 5,000 Euros in government incentives. Buyers will be exempt from vehicle registration tax, which can amount to as much as 3,800 Euros on a C-segment car. Sales in Ireland begin in February next year."
Portugal: "The price in Portugal is 29,955 Euros (25,603 Pounds)after 5,000 Euros in government incentives. Portuguese customers owning the Nissan LEAF benefit from road tax exemption. Sales in Portugal begin this December."
These countries are first on Nissan's list because they have the best government incentives, and so they are were the most cars will probably be sold at first, while Nissan's expanding production capacity. They are also all working on developing charging infrastructure.
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