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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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#46
Quote from Troublestylist View Post :
...and add to that the irony that CA gives a huge discount...but no one in CA pays 10 cents a kwh either. Try TRIPLE that.

Leave it to the government to kill cheap electricity (read: nuclear) and then pay to subsidize people to drive electric cars.

I drove a hybrid for 10 years and it cost me 1.5 gallons to go 100 miles ($6). Without solar, that's cheaper than paying for electricity on a Leaf thanks to Grey Davis.
what? CA is 30 cents/kwH?!?

also please tell me what 10 year old hybrid gave you 66 miles per gallon?!? i want to buy this car!
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Quote from trza View Post :
It's nice knowing that I'll be paying for somebody else's Leaf until I die. If they were such a good deal, we wouldn't have to subsidize them.
Well you must be thrilled then to find out that you subsidize oil companies, industrial food conglomerates, and all sorts of other things from motion pictures to shipping. But God forbid your taxes have to go toward innovation!

One of the reasons gas is so cheap here (as opposed to the prices in Europe) is because we subsidize oil firms to produce it and we subsidize a Department of Defense and a Department of State to maintain our interests in places where we import oil from.

Subsidies from the government and ultimately the taxpayers are a critical piece of progress. Our railroads got built because the government subsidized the railroad companies with acres and acres of free land. Subsidies reduce the risks and costs of innovation, giving entrepreneurs greater incentive and better chances.
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#48
Quote from Troublestylist View Post :
...and add to that the irony that CA gives a huge discount...but no one in CA pays 10 cents a kwh either. Try TRIPLE that.
I don't know where you live in CA. Where I am, it's 7.5 cents a kwh. I just looked at the bill.

Quote from memon_bhai View Post :
also please tell me what 10 year old hybrid gave you 66 miles per gallon?!? i want to buy this car!
Back when the Honda insight first came out. People made it a competition to get as much mileage as possible. Many times this involved drafting a foot behind a big semi truck. I think someone got 94 MPG once.
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#49
if you live in the CA central valley, you may be eligible for an additional $3,000 rebate, putting this at $15,800. add in a solar array or solar leasing, and you've got a killer deal if you live in the valley.
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Quote from trza View Post :
It's nice knowing that I'll be paying for somebody else's Leaf until I die. If they were such a good deal, we wouldn't have to subsidize them.
You truly have no idea about government subsidies and trade policies in this country. Please do your dd first before posting a statement such as the one above.
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#51
Quote from travfar View Post :
I don't know where you live in CA. Where I am, it's 7.5 cents a kwh. I just looked at the bill.



Back when the Honda insight first came out. People made it a competition to get as much mileage as possible. Many times this involved drafting a foot behind a big semi truck. I think someone got 94 MPG once.
What good is drafting if you spend your savings on repairing your front end because the semi driver fell asleep? Remember, if you don't see his mirrors, he can't see you. EEK!

With that said, it's fun lol.
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#52
What about AC/Heater on mileage?
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#53
Quote from fredstone View Post :
Horsepower is some arbitrary number that indicates how hard one must rev a gas engine to get the maximum torque out of it.
Horsepower is hardly an "arbitrary number" limited to how much you rev a gasoline engine. All engines and motors that turn a power output shaft of some kind can, and usually are, rated in horsepower. Even the disposal in a kitchen sink has a hp rating. And the horsepower peaks and torque peaks of internal combustion engines rarely occur at the same RPM, or at a fixed percentage of revs away from that RPM.

With all that said, the Leaf does a 0-60 dash in a perfectly acceptable 9 seconds (plus or minus, depending upon the source). Not a scorcher but it'll easily keep up with traffic.

A much bigger issue is that the observed range in various tests of the Leaf show that the manufacturer's 100mi is optimistic. It appears 60-75mi is more along the lines of what you can expect to see. Whether this is enough miles for you depends upon your use, I guess, but it doesn't leave much of a reserve.
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#54
I lived in Southern California. I am using Edison. On Tier 3, the cost of 1kwh is 28 cents. I am close to Tier 4 which is even more. So it is not that cheap!
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Quote from DirtyAzn View Post :
Adding a nice solar array for your home is a bit better than the "coal-fired power plant" used to power all electric cars...
Hey, why not, what's another $10,000, right? Smilie
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#56
If I save only ~$10k driving 75000 miles on that car, compared to my 300-hemi, I'll pick hemi any day.

If electric cars were ~$10k to buy, then it'd be different game. I would consider buying one for commute. At these prices, no way. I'd rather buy a Civic for less, and spend the savings on beer.
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I don't know where you live in CA. Where I am, it's 7.5 cents a kwh. I just looked at the bill.
I'm curious... are you looking at the cost per KWh, or the total bill divided by the total KWh? The taxes, fees, convenience charges, etc. do add a bit to the actual cost. not quadruple it, of course, but it does change it.
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Fuel Cost
[LEAF] 75000mi / 100 * $3 = $2250
[GAS CAR] 75000mi / 100 * $16 = $12000
You forgot that after 75000 miles, the battery bank would be shot at least once and that's if you're lucky. So add $10,000 to a new battery bank and you're back to square one.
And what are you gonna do with the dead battery bank? Yeah, it goes straight to the land fill and we all call it "green".
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Quote from memon_bhai View Post :
also please tell me what 10 year old hybrid gave you 66 miles per gallon?!? i want to buy this car!
Original Honda Insight.

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/* grabs popcorn and waits */
You should eat the popcorn before it gets cold.
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#60
Quote from flox View Post :
Amen. Huge pet peeve of mine is people trying to "sell their deal".

Just post the facts, the deal will sell itself, and the community will vote/rep accordingly.
Pet peeve of mine too. EVO-IC is one of those OP. He would hock Chinese tablets like there was no tomorrow on SD. If you had anything bad to say, he would vehemently defend like he had a vested interest; like he was getting paid. He even had side kicks too; praised and backed him up like his sh*t didn't stink.

Now he's hocking those android media usb sticks from Chinese sites. Apparently, cheap Chinese tablets are no longer the meal ticket, now that brand name tablets from reputable sites can be had inexpensively.

And the kicker, some were warning not to waste money on those Chinese tablets, because they knew the near future market would bring brand name tablets at an inexpensive price, and it did.
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