Nissan has confirmed price reductions of the LEAF joining Peugoet, Citrëon and others in the race for the EV car sales market. Confirmed price reductions of both 40kWh and 62kWh versions of its award-winning LEAF electric vehicle, will be effective from April the marquee announced.
As a result, all grades of LEAF and both battery capacities (40kWh and 62kWh) are eligible for the revised Plug-In Car Grant of £2,500, which is offered on electric vehicles under £35,000 RRP which has recently been reduced by the government to target ‘more affordable’ priced cars.
The reduced OTR price makes the LEAF range one of the most accessible C-segment hatchback EVs, starting from just £25,995 OTR (including government grant).
The changes to the plug-in car grant came into effect on 18th March 2021, with a reduction from £3,000 to £2,500 towards the purchase price of electric vehicles with a revised RRP limit of £35,000 (previously £50,000).
For customers looking to purchase an e+ 62kWh version, the OTR price reduction renews the model’s eligibility for the grant, unlocking a saving of £5,265 compared to purchasing at the previous OTR price without the £2,500 PICG support. The moves from the other major marques in the EV market means that pricing is coming down and giving us more options to pick from.
Some of the more luxury marques and models are of course, somewhat above the £35,000 pricing model however, I think it’s still a great opportunity as a greener way of getting about fuels development of new ideas.
As well as the price wars for new Electric Cars, the UK Government is still helping with the cost of EV Charger Installations via a grant scheme. If you’re looking for maintenance, new installation of charger, get in touch with Steve.