LEAF Availability

This time it’s different

December 31, 2013
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Why electric cars will make it this time around The above internet meme has been making the rounds lately. We haven’t taken the time to review the correctness of the information relayed by the words in the photos, but certainly the argument can be made that the cost of computer storage, its size, and its […]

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LEAF sales shine where infrastructure lives

May 19, 2013
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West Coast strength proves infrastructure helps sales This week Nissan announced that LEAF sales passed the 25,000 mark in the US and over 60,000 worldwide. Recognizing that electric vehicle (EV) sales drive infrastructure build-out, Nissan also acknowledges that infrastructure build-out drives EV sales. “We’ve also learned how infrastructure plays a role in a consumer’s decision to […]

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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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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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2013 Nissan LEAF pricing announced

January 15, 2013
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Significant price reductions with domestic production $28,800. That is the new entry level price of the 2013 Nissan LEAF. Take off the federal and state incentives in California, the LEAFs best selling state to date, and the new LEAF S can be had for under $20,000, including destination. Perhaps even more amazing is the 36 […]

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Nissan announces 2013 LEAF specifications

January 9, 2013
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Lower priced LEAF to be available Let me warn you now – if you want to learn about the changes to the 2013 LEAF you might as well grab a cup of coffee (or perhaps a stronger beverage of your choosing), and make yourself comfortable. We’re going to be here for awhile. First up – […]

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New Smyrna battery plant online

December 16, 2012
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Ultimately capable of building 200,000 packs annually When Nissan moved into the Southeast and started production in Smyrna, Tennessee in 1983, not many probably looked ahead 30 years. If they did, they would see that first conventional gasoline vehicle plant grow to accomodate the production of electric vehicles (EVs). With additional plants added for powertrain assembly in nearby […]

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RAV4 EV or LEAF?

December 12, 2012
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Is the extra $12,000 worth it? As with most things, comparing two similar but not identical items is challenging. Different needs drive the decision, along with the elusive desires that are oftentimes difficult to quantify. We got a chance to get behind the wheel of the RAV4 EV recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show. In our […]

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Nissan LEAF $5,000 Off!

July 21, 2012
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A sign of things to come? Not really. It’s called the car business. The same Southern California Nissan dealer that is offering the LEAF for $5,000 off of manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) is also offering most other Nissan models with several thousand dollar discounts currently. This particular dealership was among the first to offer […]

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Used Nissan LEAF – Best Offer (Updated)

July 13, 2012
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Used Nissan LEAF market looks strong Upon closer inspection, we’ve found that the used Nissan LEAF market is actually very good – at least for one little company. eBay has a feature that allows registered shoppers to view completed listings. Being extremely tired the other day when we wrote our original article, we neglected to […]

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