Franklin, Tennessee – Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, which will be US$32,780 before tax incentives. The Leaf will be available for purchase or lease in select U.S. markets in December 2010, and across the U.S. in 2011.

The Leaf’s after-tax net value will be $25,280 with a federal tax credit of $7,500, for which the Leaf will be fully eligible, while state and local tax credits will further bring the price down by as much as an additional $5,000 in some areas. Monthly lease payments will begin at $349.

The SV trim includes an advanced navigation system and Internet/smart phone connectivity to the vehicle, enabling pre-heating or pre-cooling and charging control. An SL trim line, available for an additional $940, adds rearview monitor, solar panel spoiler, fog lights and automatic headlamps. All models include stability control, traction control and six airbags.

Nissan will begin accepting reservations for the Leaf on April 20, 2010. In tandem with the purchase process, Nissan will also offer 220-volt personal charging docks and installation as part of a one-stop-shop process that includes a home assessment. The average cost of the dock and installation will be $2,200 before federal tax credits. Nissan estimates that, with current national electricity averages, the Leaf will cost less than $3.00 to recharge.

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