Nissan's Electric 'Leaf' Will Be $33K

Car will be cheapest all-electric on the market
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2010 3:53 PM CDT
Nissan Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga arrives at a news conference on the automaker's "Leaf" zero-emission electric vehicle in Yokohama, Japan, Tuesday, March 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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(Newser) – Nissan has announced a price for the Leaf, its all-electric car due at the end of the year. The Leaf will be available for $32,780, meaning most US citizens can get one for $25,280 after applying the Obama administration's $7,500 tax credit for electric cars. That puts it in the price range of its main rivals, the gas-run Honda Civic ($22,255) and the hybrid Toyota Prius ($25,830), reports the Los Angeles Times.

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