This figure is what you pay for Leaf if you choose the most basic trim level and opt to lease the car’s battery. The original Nissan Leaf was sold in only one specification and the battery which powered the hatchback’s electric motor was included in the purchase.
Now for 2013 however the battery in the Nissan Leaf can be leased for the first time and there are three trim levels to choose.
Nissan Leaf models bought with leased batteries will be referred to as ‘Flex’ models and they reduce the car’s initial purchase price by £5,000 on top of the Government’s Plug-in grant which is also worth £5,000.
The cost of leasing the battery starts from £70 per month on a three year contract covering 7,500 miles
The starting specification for the all-electric Nissan Leaf is the Visia trim, which is priced at £20,990 if the customer chooses to buy the car’s battery.
As standard the basic Visia trim Leaf features air conditioning, Bluetooth and satellite navigation.
The mid-range trim for the Nissan Leaf is called Acenta and it is priced at £18,490 when the battery is leased or £23,490 when including a purchased battery.
The Acenta trim adds more luxury kit to the Leaf including cruise control, automatic headlights and a reversing camera supported with a colour display screen.
Sitting top of the 2013 Nissan Leaf range is the Tekna model, priced from £20,490 on a battery lease deal or starting at £25,490 with a bought battery.
With the Tekna-trim Leaf you get energy-efficient sound system with a subwoofer and seven speakers. This model also includes 17″ alloy wheels and LED headlamps.
All specifications of the 2013 Nissan Leaf boast improvements including a new projected travel range, increased from 109 miles to 124 miles.
The boot space has also been increased and the battery recharging time for the Nissan Leaf has also been halved, now down to four hours when using a 32amp/6.6kW charger.
The 2013 Nissan Leaf will be available next month from Perrys Nissan Dealership in Blackburn.
For more information on the earlier version of this electric car you can read our Nissan Leaf written review here or watch our video review below.[YouTube:zSw6VJRlaZg:BlockCentre]