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PRICE DROP: 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric 5-Seat Car Now As Low As $18800 CA, $15800 CA+SJV, $17300 IL, $16300 GA, $15300 CO, $13800 WV and Others // $12 to fill "tank"

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Nissan's objective for the LEAF has always been to produce an affordable zero-emission vehicle for the mass market, and the 2013 LEAF is a prime example of that commitment with increased value at every trim level, making it more accessible for more people. http://www.prnewswire.com

"With nearly 50,000 LEAFs on the road globally, we are the leaders in zero emissions vehicles and our class-leading product just got better," said Billy Hayes , Global vice president of LEAF sales for Nissan. "From the very outset, Nissan has continuously advanced and refined the affordable zero emissions vehicle ownership experience. Now customers won't have to pay a premium for owning a green car that's really fun to drive, and that's exciting." http://www.prnewswire.com

Nissan recently began U.S. assembly of the 2013 Nissan LEAF at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., a localization initiative that further drives efficiencies by leveraging already-existing equipment and processes while also reducing exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency. The battery packs that power LEAF are built in an adjacent facility in Smyrna while the vehicle's electric motor comes from Nissan's powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn., further supporting efficient manufacturing. http://www.prnewswire.com

Eligible consumers can take advantage of a $7,500 federal tax credit, and some states and municipalities offer additional incentives. For example, California residents can get a 2013 Nissan LEAF for as low as $18,800 after the federal tax credit and state rebate of $2,500. http://www.prnewswire.com

Nissan will also continue its lease offer for the 2013 LEAF, allowing consumers to lease the electric vehicle for as low as $199 per month for 36 months, which includes tax credits and destination charges. http://www.prnewswire.com

About the 2013 Nissan LEAF
Now in its third model year, the Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling pure electric vehicle with nearly 50,000 cumulative sales worldwide. For 2013, the LEAF features numerous customer-focused upgrades. LEAF is powered by a responsive 80kW AC synchronous motor produced at Nissan's Powertrain Assembly plant in Decherd, Tenn. The 2013 LEAF's output is 107 horsepower, with 187 lb-ft. of torque. Energy is supplied by an advanced 48-module lithium-ion battery made at the new battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn. http://www.prnewswire.com
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This week at the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan announced that the new Leaf S series will start with an MSRP of $28,800, which undercuts the previous least expensive Leaf by $6,400, representing a drop of 18%. Add up the incentives for buyers—$7,500 in federal tax credits, plus a $2,500 rebate in certain states, including California—and drivers can essentially pay “full price” for a Leaf for as little as $18,800. Read more: http://business.time.com

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30kW/h * $0.10 kW/h = $3

Say a range of 100 miles is $3 a charge; to compare to gas car multiply by 4 = $12 for 400mi.

Gas car goes 400 mi. a tank full. 400 / 25 * $4 = $64 for 400mi.

Fuel Cost
[LEAF] 75000mi / 100 * $3 = $2250
[GAS CAR] 75000mi / 100 * $16 = $12000

The 2013 Leaf is rated at 130 MPGe on the EPA city cycle and 102 MPGe on the highway cycle, for a combined rating of 115 MPGe.
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#226
I've been looking into leasing a 2013 Leaf S for a week or so now and I just wanted to let people know about some of the interesting items I found about it. First, the S version does not have (and can not have) cruise control. I drive the highway a lot and this would be a huge pain for me. Secondly, it does not have and can not have CARWINGS. This isn't too big of a deal, but connecting to your car from your phone is one of the neat things about the Leaf I liked. The S also does not have B Mode Regen braking, a hybrid heater or a nav system. None of these things are really all that important, but I'm just shocked that a $28,000 car does not have cruise control as standard. Did that really save them that much money? I'd much rather have cruise control then heated outside mirrors (Which come standard)

Also has anyone been able to get a Leaf Lease deal (2012 or 2013) in Florida? The dealers around here (Tampa) seem very unwilling to negotiate. You combine that with the fact that just about every Florida dealer charges a "Doc Fee" of at least $499 (can be $799+)and it just about kills any 24 month lease deal you can get.

Lastly, on the argument of an electric car being practical, I agree and disagree. Yes, an electric car (at least the Leaf) can not be your only car if you live anywhere but a big city. Nissan does offer rental cars for longer trips, but that is a pain in the butt. However, as a second car that is only used as a commuter car I think it's a great idea. I live in an area where electric is relatively cheap (most expensive is .11/kWh) and the leases out there make it cheaper for me to lease a Leaf then to continue driving my SUV which is paid for but only gets 15-16 mpg. I also have a 10kw solar panel system which powers almost my whole house (2840 sq ft) which make the electric car an even better investment.
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Went to the dealer this afternoon what a farking waste. Rude and uninterested people working there. Aside from not have any 2013 on hand they had no information on them. I got the leaf " expert" sales person and they were a joke. I knew about as much as she did. They were totally unaware of the national $199 lease program. Took about 35 mins for them to work up a quote for me with $0 down. And when they came back they said that the monthly pmt with $0 down was going to be $350 at first. After much arguing an questioning her manager came up. I told him no way these are right figures. After about 30 minutes arguing with him I left still no convinced his figure of $315 a month is right.
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#228
I ran the lease special through a lease calculator at edmunds. 7% Tax
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#229
The $7,500 federal tax credit is very discriminatory. I'm 59 retired with very little taxable income in fact I will pay $0 in Federal tax for 2012.
They way I understand this, I would receive $0 in federal tax credit if I purchased this car? Correct?
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Quote from fredstone View Post :
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30kW/h * $0.10 kW/h = $3

Say a range of 100 miles is $3 a charge; to compare to gas car multiply by 4 = $12 for 400mi.

Gas car goes 400 mi. a tank full. 400 / 25 * $4 = $64 for 400mi.

Fuel Cost
[LEAF] 75000mi / 100 * $3 = $2250
[GAS CAR] 75000mi / 100 * $16 = $12000
Hi, can you indicate where you see that the 2013 Leaf has 30kW/h battery?
Everywhere I look, I only see reference to a 24kW/h battery.

Thanks.
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#231
I got an offer in Georgia for $219 + Tax, $0 down for 24months lease, is it a better deal?? my only suspicion regarding state tax is will i get $5,000 tax credit from state government?? It is so confusing..,
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Quote from Firebird72 View Post :
The $7,500 federal tax credit is very discriminatory. I'm 59 retired with very little taxable income in fact I will pay $0 in Federal tax for 2012.
They way I understand this, I would receive $0 in federal tax credit if I purchased this car? Correct?
fed is a non-refundable tax credit offsets tax liability an accountant my be able to shift things in your favor. maybe a lease is better to get the credit in some people's situation.
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Hi, can you indicate where you see that the 2013 Leaf has 30kW/h battery?
Everywhere I look, I only see reference to a 24kW/h battery.

Thanks.
is 24kW battery charging is 80% eff @ 120v or 90% eff @ 240v hence I indicated 30kW per charge of energy use
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I got an offer in Georgia for $219 + Tax, $0 down for 24months lease, is it a better deal?? my only suspicion regarding state tax is will i get $5,000 tax credit from state government?? It is so confusing..,
Check with your local dealer, Nissan USA, or your State govt. Every State is different: some require a certain trim level, others a certain lease term, and some require nothing. It is possible the dealer is rolling the State credit into the lease. Looking at the lease special on the Nissan website it mentions a 36mo lease term. It is confusing if one does not get things in writing so ask for things in writing to be able to negotiate.
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depends on who your utility is and if you use less than ~400-450 kwh/month. for sf bay area (normal plan):

http://www.pge.com/myhome/myaccount/charges/
Yep, I have pg&e and the tiered rates you linked to. In the 4-5 months during the warm weather, I hit tier 4 rates every month by about the 3rd week. Electric car would push me into tier 4 by the end of the first week or so, and I'd be at 34c/kwr for the rest of the month. Not going to work for people who get stuck with the tiered rates.

Averages statewide don't function well due to the differences in climate. Half the people in the state live in areas that need little a/c. Half live in places where its 95+ for 3-4 months of the year.
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Yep, I have pg&e and the tiered rates you linked to. In the 4-5 months during the warm weather, I hit tier 4 rates every month by about the 3rd week. Electric car would push me into tier 4 by the end of the first week or so, and I'd be at 34c/kwr for the rest of the month. Not going to work for people who get stuck with the tiered rates.

Averages statewide don't function well due to the differences in climate. Half the people in the state live in areas that need little a/c. Half live in places where its 95+ for 3-4 months of the year.
If I had free electricity at home to charge, is this car worth leasing in california? I would not benefit from the federal tax credit, but I would the state.

Essentially I'd be saving at least $50 a month in gas, making this car around $150 a month versus a gas car, with the first year being FREE. (Not to mention MUCH lower maintenance on this brand new EV)

I guess what I'm asking is, what kind of gas car can I find for $100 a month? bulb
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Quote from dcpoor View Post :
the faster 6.6 kwh charger is an additional $1,300 on the S model.
Not to mention you may have to re-wire your home to support the charger if you have an older home...ha ha. Which can cost a few thousand dollars extra.
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#236
Just wanted to let everyone know my dealership has just recieved 5 LEAF's that are available now in the bay area. Feel free to send me a message if you'd like to deal with me =)
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#237
Signed a lease offer for 208.64 per month for 24months with 0 down, 0 first month payment, 0 tax and title
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#238
Does anyone have information on the @ home charging station rebate someone mentioned?

Is this it http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/law/US/10513 ?
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#239
In for 3. Ty.
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Signed a lease offer for 208.64 per month for 24months with 0 down, 0 first month payment, 0 tax and title
What state, how is this possible?
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