Nissan Leaf Will Go On, Exec Says


2022 Nissan Leaf at public charging stationThe Nissan Leaf electrical automobile (EV) could reside to see one other era. A Nissan official informed reporters at a automobile showcase occasion this week that “the Leaf is right here to remain.”

The remark, from Nissan’s director of EV advertising and gross sales technique Aditya Jairaj, contradicted earlier statements by different Nissan executives. Nissan’s European head of operations informed reporters final 12 months that the Leaf would disappear from the automaker’s lineup “round 2025.”

However plans change. The Leaf is one in every of a small variety of electrical automobiles that also qualify for the complete $7,500 federal EV tax credit score after current modifications to the legislation.

Automakers should construct their EVs in North America to ensure that consumers to qualify for the credit score. Nissan builds many Leaves  (Editor: Come on, we now have to put in writing “Leafs.” Correct title and all. I understand how it sounds) positive, LEAFs in Tennessee.  

With its $28,040 beginning value, the 2023 Leaf is without doubt one of the least costly EVs in America. On paper, the $25,600 2023 Chevy Bolt EV appears cheaper. However, in response to the IRS, the Bolt doesn’t at the moment qualify for the federal low cost.

Jairaj’s assertion, nevertheless, doesn’t rule out that the next-generation Leaf may change. One other Nissan spokesperson on the identical occasion informed MSNBC, “With time, design evolves.”

Nissan has a second EV headed to dealerships quickly. The 2023 Nissan Ariya SUV will begin at $43,190 and supply as much as 304 miles of vary.


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