Nissan Leaf In Europe Will Drop By 3 Thousand Euros
Japanese automaker Nissan has announced price cuts on its Leaf electric car. Now, European car buyers would cost 3 thousand euros cheaper than before. At this step, the company decided to go because not too much to the popularity of electric vehicles on the background of declining car market in Europe.
"This change is part of a global strategy to make the Leaf more accessible in three major markets, the first who began to actively develop this type of transport: in Japan, the U.S. and Europe", - the press-service of the company.
It is reported that the new price has already started to act. In addition, in the middle of this year the market will be released an updated version of the Japanese electric vehicle, which remains the most popular in its segment in the region.
Recall that many European countries offer subsidies on the purchase of environmentally friendly vehicles. Given all the "discounts", in France, the Nissan Leaf will cost 25 990 euros (slightly over 1 million), and in the UK at all in 23 490 euros (950 thousand). For comparison, the only electric car that officially exported to Russia, Mitsubishi i-MiEV is from 1 890 000.
According to the manufacturer, worldwide sales of the Leaf since its appearance on the market in 2011 amounted to 50 thousand cars. For while his short life Japanese electric car has won awards for car of the year in the World, in Europe and in Japan. The car is driven by an electric motor of its own design company Nissan, installed in the front wheel to the front wheels. The motor develops 80 kW of energy (about 107 HP) and 280 Nm of torque, providing a maximum speed of 145 km/h and run on a fully charged up to 175 km Charging lithium-ion batteries takes up to 8 hours when connected to a conventional socket from mains.
"The purpose of a Nissan Leaf when he brought, was to open the possibility of movement with zero exhaust for a wide range of consumers. The price reduction it emphasizes our commitment. This will allow for even more motorists become fans of electric vehicles," commented senior Vice President of Nissan Europe Paul Wilcox.
Updated Nissan Leaf was shown at the auto show in Detroit, which took place at the beginning of the current year. The production model is launched on the European Nissan plant in Sunderland, UK in spring 2013.