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Nissan reduces list price of Leaf by £1,650

Nissan Leaf

Nissan has reduced the price of the Leaf by £1,650 across all grades, following a previous hike of £1,800 earlier in the year.

The new prices coincide with improved supply of the fully-electric model, cutting lead times for fleets and retail buyers.

The manufacturer says demand from company car drivers has increased following the announcement of a zero percent Benefit-in-kind tax rate for fully-electric cars, coming into force in April.

Combined with zero VED, off-peak electricity for charging, substantially lower maintenance costs, free ULEZ and London Congestion Charge entry, and free parking in some towns and cities, Nissan says fleets could save thousands of pounds a year in running costs compared to a petrol or diesel vehicle.

Peter McDonald, Fleet Director at Nissan GB, said: “We really want to help fleets in this transition to electric vehicles and appreciate they may need advice and support with this change. Our unrivalled experience in the market place means we can actively support fleets in this transition - and increasing supply to the UK and reducing the transaction cost is a key part of this.”

The starting price of a Leaf 40kWh is now £26,345 for an Acenta version (including the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant), whilst range-topping Tekna models are available from £29,345.

Read more about the Nissan Leaf in our long-term test review.

All new Leaf models now feature two rear USB connections fitted to the reverse panel of the centre console. On Tekna versions (and optional on N-Connecta versions) the LED fog lights have also been upgraded to include a cornering function.

In the UK, the electric vehicle market continues to buck the overall industry trend and is seeing impressive year-on-year growth. In the first 11 months (Jan-Nov), the market share for 100% electric vehicles had more than doubled from 0.6% in 2018 to 1.5% in 2019. This is thanks to EV registrations almost tripling, up +135.6% to almost 33,000 units. In November alone, electric vehicles achieved an impressive 3.0% market share, with 4,652 sold – 537 of which were the Nissan Leaf, making up 12% of EV sales.

Nissan Leaf 2020 pricing:

Model

P11d

OTR (inc grant)

Acenta 40kWh

£29,790

£26,345

N-Connecta 40kWh

£31,090

£27,645

Tekna 40kWh

£32,790

£29,345

e+ Tekna 62kWh

£39,340

£35,895



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