NISSAN has sketched out the future of its all-electric Leaf to reassure drivers to get ‘behind the wheel.’
The firm has quoted CAP experts who have said that the Leaf will retain 47 per cent of its on the road price (after the £5000 government incentive) after three years and 30,000 miles, and the price of charging the Leaf’s batteries is around £2 for a distance of 100 miles.
Nissan is also reminding motorists that Leaf owners will not have to pay road tax, London congestion charges, and, in some cities, owners will be able to park for free.
Nissan is also making the electric car available on a personal contract scheme; with a deposit of £3,850 for example, the Nissan Leaf can be had for just £397.17 per month.
Meanwhile, for company car drivers, the Leaf does not attract any Benefit-In-Kind liability.
Paul Willcox, managing director of Nissan Motor GB said: ‘Buyers can be confident that the Leaf will not lose value any faster than a conventional rival, thanks to the verdict of independent industry experts. Nissan is happy to show its confidence too and underwrite the future value using a PCP scheme. This will help drivers get behind the wheel of the new European Car of the Year 2011.’