Nissan has announced pricing on their electric commuter vehicle, the LEAF. Despite internet reports that the eco-friendly plug in electric car would sticker around $45,000, Nissan chose to position the LEAF to a broader audience. With the Federal tax credit of $7,500 for the purchase of an electric vehicle, the LEAF will cost U.S. buyers just $25,280. If you live in California, you get even better news: the state will subsidize an additional $5,252, brining the cost for a LEAF in California to just $20,028.
LEAF buyers must also install a home charging station, as the car requires a dedicatated 220v circuit. Estimated cost for the hardware and installation of the charging station is just north of $2,000. Nissan will begin taking orders for the LEAF in April, with deliveries scheduled to begin in December.