Incentives

Buy a LEAF, charge for free

April 19, 2014
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Program to reach 80 percent of sales market Nissan announced this week the intention of offering free charging for two years to everyone that purchases or leases a new LEAF. Ultimately the program will reach 25 U.S. markets covering 80 percent of LEAFs sold. The heart of the program is an all-access card that will [...]

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No Charge Electrons in Texas for LEAF owners

September 26, 2013
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Nissan partners with NRG eVgo Nissan has partnered with NRG eVgo to provide new LEAF owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston Texas areas free access to public charge stations for one year. This network of stations includes 23 locations in Dallas and 17 in the greater Houston area. Also included will be charge stations [...]

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LEAF sells 1,937 in April

May 3, 2013
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Favorable lease rates extended April sales numbers were down from March sales for Nissan as the fiscal year end deals ended. The brand still ended with a positive year over year sales gain for the month of April. Recognizing a strong marketing tool in its arsenal, Nissan has extended the favorable lease rates on LEAF. [...]

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LEAF sets new sales record in March

April 2, 2013
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  This could be the year Nissan’s LEAF sold 2,236 units in March – their best month yet. Finally, this puts Nissan on track to meet their well publicized goal of selling 20,000 LEAFs a year in the United States. This sales pace arose through an aggressive price reduction with the introduction of the new [...]

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How the 2013 Nissan LEAF price reduction will influence the EV market

January 20, 2013
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A closer look at EVs in the US With the introduction of the 2013 LEAF, Nissan has changed the envelope within which all electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States must now compete. Here’s why. First, we should note that we are talking about pure electric vehicles. We are not including plug-in hybrids in this [...]

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Price is what you pay, value is what you get

March 16, 2012
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Does Warren Buffett’s quote apply to the LEAF? Many electric vehicle (EV) naysayers trot out the price difference between a Nissan LEAF and a Nissan Versa, which are similarly sized and shaped but built on different platforms. The argument is stated thusly: “Why should I fork out almost $40,000 for an electric car with a [...]

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Chicago gets its first DC Quick Charge station

December 7, 2011
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Midway Airport cell phone waiting lot to host first charger According to the Chicago Tribune, the first DC Quick Charger has been installed in the cell phone waiting lot at Midway International Airport. The second is due to be installed this week at the University of Illinois. The significance of this news is that it [...]

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CVRP update

October 17, 2011
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$15 million to be released soon At the National Plug In Day celebration in San Diego, the California Center for Sustainable Energy provided an informative update on the status of the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). For those unfamiliar with the project, for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the project was funded with $5 million [...]

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2011 California rebate funds exhausted

June 24, 2011

Proposed funding tripled for next fiscal year $5 billion million in rebate funds have been exhausted for the California 2010-2011 fiscal year California Air Resources Board (ARB) Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. The California fiscal year ends on June 30. California LEAF owners up to this point in time were eligible for up to $12,500 in combined [...]

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EV news

June 4, 2011

Aggregated news about this and that Nissan LEAF May sales Nissan LEAF sales in the United States reached 1,142 for the month of May. Just as sales were expected to ramp up in the U.S., impact of the earthquake and tsunami are going to make themselves known, not just with LEAF or just with Nissan, [...]

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