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Nissan cuts cost of Leaf to qualify for plug-in grant

Nissan Leaf charging

Price reductions for the 40kWh and 62kWh versions of the Nissan Leaf have been announced to ensure the electric vehicle (EV) qualifies for the plug-in car grant.

All grades of the Nissan Leaf and both battery capacities (40kWh and 62kWh) are now eligible for the revised grant, with pricing now starting from £25,995 OTR (including the Government grant of £2,500).

Nissan is the latest manufacturer to cut the pricing of its EVs after the Government announced it was cutting the plug-in grant with immediate effect and changing the qualifying criteria.  

The changes to the plug-in car grant, which came into effect on March 18, included a reduction from £3,000 to £2,500 towards the purchase price of an EV with a revised RRP limit of £35,000 (previously £50,000).

Peugeot revised pricing for all e-2008 models and enhanced deposit contributions for the e-208 range in response to the grant cut. 

Peugeot’s price cut came after Vauxhall reduced the prices of its Mokka-e and Vivaro-e so that all its electric models are eligible for the revised plug-in grant. 

Fellow Stellantis brand Citroen confirmed price cuts to its new e-C4 model following the changes to the grant. 

BMW also announced it was cutting the cost of its i3 electric car last week, to ensure customers can still take advantage of the Government’s plug-in grant. 

The base i3 now has an on-the-road price of £33,805 (before grant), a reduction of £5,880.

Sportier i3s models have been cut even further, with prices starting at £34,805 before incentives – a saving of almost £7,500.

Updated pricing for the Nissan Leaf range, including the £2,500 Government grant

MODEL

BATTERY CAPACITY

NEW OTR PRICE (INC PICG)

OTR PRICE REDUCTION (FROM NEW MARCH 2021 PICG STRUCTURE)

Leaf Acenta

40kWh

£25,995

£1,350

Leaf N-Connecta

40kWh

£27,995

£650

Leaf 10 Special Version

40kWh

£28,670

£650

Leaf Tekna

40kWh

£29,995

£665

Leaf e+ N-Connecta

62kWh

£30,445

£5,250

Leaf e+ Tekna

62kWh

£32,445

£5,265

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