Skip to comments.Nissan electric car to cost $25K after tax credit
Posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:05 AM PDT by Need4Truth
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday its new electric car will cost just over $25,000 in the U.S., a move that could force rivals to lower prices on similar vehicles.
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I heard they did not invent anything new, just licensing the technology from Toyota.
Just buy a Toyota. Why have two of their countries companies make money.
I’ll just buy a VW Jetta. I can buy a lot of gas with the $8000 difference in price.
It won’t “cost” $25,000. It will cost far more than that. It’s just that part of the cost will be picked up by the Feds.
And the Jetta would survive a MN winter.
With Obama telling us household electricity is going to be more and more scarce and costly, why the hell is the FedGuv promoting eletric cars with big rebates? Has everyonbe gone nut, including me?
As taxpayers, my children are proud to subsidize loony left symbols such as the Prius and now this electric car. How is this vehicle different from a golf cart, other than having worse performance?
If we can be forced to buy Obama’s Healtcare; then we can be forced to buy whatever car he tells us to.
Where is the tax credit on Guns for self-defense?
They should rename it the Nissan Ugly
Plus you can haul a lot more in it...the trunk is enormous.
>>Er, does it have an air conditioner?
Air Conditioning included for free with the Longboard version...
The front clip looks like the head of some sort of fish. Just sayin’, makes me want to buy bait.
Otherwise, I really did the shade of black on the tires.
compared to a hybrid I’d say you were right.
The Nissan Pile. Up to you to say pile of what.
The Nissan Rhea. Short for diarrhea.
And finally my favorite: The Nissan JarJar. Look at the first picture. Tell me it doesn’t look like a smiling JarJar Binks, the worst character/race EVER made beating out the Ewoks by far. Least the Ewoks didn’t talk.
I see this car and hear “Meesa go 100 miles!” and I want to destroy it.
Looks like it hit every pothole going up the ugly road....
More clown cars coming to the USA.
wow. you know, when “Cash for Clunkers” ended, I was all broken up that I couldn’t help by a stranger another car, and then this comes along! hallelujah, I feel good inside !
at least guns are a right mentioned in the constitution.
I'm sick of paying for every freaking “necessity” under the sun for everyone else. dammit.
geez. i was pi$$ed when I heard i had to pay $7500 of each one, but it’s fugly too? /facepalm
If this Leaf is targeted at urban and suburbanites, where would a city-dweller plug their car in? I don't see any outlets by the street curbs and most parking lots don't have them either.
“More clown cars coming to the USA.”
all of them except the fast fun ones that europe gets (that all get almost double the mileage ours get)
I welcome your correction!
Where’s the money for this 25% subsidy coming from? Is Obumble going to borrow it from the Chinese?
Time to be the answer guy, since I’ve worked with these things before.
1) Yes, it has an air conditioner. Running it heavily should drop range 10-15%. There are many things that can affect range, both positively and negatively, including speed, aggressiveness, temperature, and terrain.
2) No, they did not license the tech from Toyota. Toyota is actually behind in terms of pure electric vehicles. They dominate in terms of parallel hybrids, and often license that tech to other makers of parallel hybrids.
Yes, since credits are involved, this is subsidized. The federal tax credit is $7,500.
4) No, winter will not be a problem, although it will cause a small drop in range (and that drop will be increased from running the heater). Most automotive-grade li-ions are rated for operation down to -30C or so and storage to -50C or so.
5) The battery is rated for a 6-10 year lifespan. Some regulations in California may force them to warranty it for 10 years, although it’s too soon to say.
6) Nissan is being vague about pack replacement costs, but their statements point to around $10,000 at current prices. 6 to 10 years later, this should be much lower, but the exact amount is hard to say.
7) No, automotive-style li-ions are nontoxic. In many places, they can literally be thrown in with municipal trash. Note that this doesn’t apply to conventional cobalt-based li-ions, which do have minor toxicity issues and are very flammable.
8) No, electricity supply is not an issue, as they primarily charge at night when the US has surplus capacity. Obama’s regulations on power generation will hurt daytime consumers of electricity the most.
9) No, it does not have worse performance than a golf cart. Lithium-ion electric cars are surprisingly sprinty; I’ve had the pleasure of riding in a Tesla Roadster before, and it’s quite enjoyable. The Leaf is reported to accelerate as fast as an Infinity G35, which is quite fast indeed for a car in this price range (~6 seconds). Top speed is much more modest, at 87mph. And yes, there is a big ($7,500) subsidy, and that money comes from all of our pockets.
10) God only knows.
12) The Leaf fits in the “Midsize sedan” category.
Just wait until the new owners get their first electric bill! LOL (oh and the coming brown outs)