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Leaf price increases by thousands for 2012  (Source: Nissan)
Prices go up significantly for Leaf

Of all the green cars on the road today, the two that get the most attention tend to be the pure electric Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt, which is classified as a plug-in hybrid. The two cars are selling well and it looks like the price will be increasing for the 2012 model year on both of the vehicles.

Nissan has announced that the price on the Leaf will go up significantly in both base trim and SL trim for 2012. The base Leaf will see its price rise from $32,780 to $35,180. The SL will see an even larger price increase going from $33,720 to $37,250. Nissan also announced that it would up the lease price of the Leaf slightly to $369 monthly from $349 monthly for the 2011 model year.

Brian Carolin, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Nissan North America said, "Many enthusiastic consumers have eagerly anticipated ordering a Nissan Leaf of their own, and now we can make zero-emissions mobility a reality in more markets." He also noted, " In response to direct feedback from Nissan Leaf owners, the features that customers want most will come standard on the 2012 Nissan Leaf — including quick charging and cold-weather features."

The quick charge feature allows the Leaf to be hooked to a 480v charger. That allows the Leaf to recharge in 30-minutes from a dead battery to 80% capacity. The cold weather gear includes a battery heater, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel.

GM is also offering pricing details on its 2012 Volt. The base Volt for 2012 will have a price of $39,995 including the $850 destination charge. In 2011, the Volt started at $41,000. The Volt with navigation and Bose sound is rising in price by $990 compared to 2011 models.

In June, GM reports that it sold 2,745 Volts while Nissan reports selling 4,400 Leaf EVs.

Nissan is also already putting thought into what to do with Leaf batteries when the cars reach the end of their usable life.



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RE: In Other Words
By Hiawa23 on 7/21/2011 9:43:51 AM , Rating: 2
There is no way these cars will be mainstream anytime soon with these added features that should have been included, jacking up the price. I sure hope gas prices don't too high cause most of us can't buy new cars & if we could certainly wouldn't buy these overpriced boxes, but I guess that's how technology goes. The early adopters always pay more. I am more concerned with what can be done that maybe our country should have done decades ago to bring down the cost of of gas, as for 1997 Honda Civic, & 2006 Mitsu Lancer Ralliart, there are no other alternatives, there certainly are no alternatives for the masses vehicles in this bad economy. My gas bill for both run $150-190/month & climbing, & my commute is 28miles oneway, & any increses in gas takes money away from paying my student loan, or my daughter's tuition which just keeps going up, so I am really concerned. There is no such thing as the American Dream for most as no matter what most of us can't seem to get ahead.


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