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Nissan electric car to cost $25K after tax credit
Yahoo/AP ^ | March 30, 2010 | Dan Strumpf and Malcolm Foster

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: automobile; electric
100 miles on a charge. Golly, what happens if you run the air conditioner? Er, does it have an air conditioner?
1 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:05 AM PDT by Need4Truth
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To: Need4Truth

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.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 10:17:05 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Need4Truth

I’ll just buy a VW Jetta. I can buy a lot of gas with the $8000 difference in price.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 10:18:53 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: Need4Truth

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.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: Roklok

And the Jetta would survive a MN winter.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 10:20:50 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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To: Need4Truth
Nissan electric car to cost $25K after tax credit

Shocking!

6 posted on 03/30/2010 10:24:12 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Need4Truth
Does anyone know how often the battery needs to be replaced? Cost? Disposal problems?

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?

7 posted on 03/30/2010 10:25:17 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: CivilWarguy
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.

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?

8 posted on 03/30/2010 10:25:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Need4Truth

If we can be forced to buy Obama’s Healtcare; then we can be forced to buy whatever car he tells us to.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Need4Truth

Where is the tax credit on Guns for self-defense?


10 posted on 03/30/2010 10:31:27 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Need4Truth

They should rename it the Nissan Ugly

11 posted on 03/30/2010 10:32:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Roklok

Plus you can haul a lot more in it...the trunk is enormous.


12 posted on 03/30/2010 10:37:55 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: Need4Truth

>>Er, does it have an air conditioner?

Air Conditioning included for free with the Longboard version...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sIFDgGtcFY


13 posted on 03/30/2010 10:40:11 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Fresh Wind

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.


14 posted on 03/30/2010 10:45:21 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

compared to a hybrid I’d say you were right.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 10:48:43 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: CivilWarguy
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 the rest of us.

Fixed it!

16 posted on 03/30/2010 10:50:01 AM PDT by az_gila (AZ - one Governor down... we don't want her back...)
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To: Fresh Wind

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.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 10:52:32 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Looks like it hit every pothole going up the ugly road....


18 posted on 03/30/2010 10:57:34 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Need4Truth

More clown cars coming to the USA.


19 posted on 03/30/2010 11:06:40 AM PDT by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: Need4Truth

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 !


20 posted on 03/30/2010 11:43:35 AM PDT by stompk
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Where is the tax credit on Guns for self-defense?”

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.

21 posted on 03/30/2010 11:46:24 AM PDT by stompk
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To: shorty_harris

geez. i was pi$$ed when I heard i had to pay $7500 of each one, but it’s fugly too? /facepalm


22 posted on 03/30/2010 11:47:11 AM PDT by stompk
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To: Need4Truth
Ugly, very limited range, too expensive . . . what's not to love?

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.

23 posted on 03/30/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: duckman

“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)


24 posted on 03/30/2010 11:48:24 AM PDT by stompk
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To: Need4Truth
The air conditioner solution. LOL!

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25 posted on 03/30/2010 12:06:45 PM PDT by Need4Truth (We can't afford the empire or the entitlements.)
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To: az_gila

I welcome your correction!
Where’s the money for this 25% subsidy coming from? Is Obumble going to borrow it from the Chinese?


26 posted on 03/30/2010 5:21:02 PM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: Need4Truth

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.


27 posted on 03/31/2010 1:13:56 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: edcoil

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.


28 posted on 03/31/2010 1:14:11 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: CivilWarguy

Yes, since credits are involved, this is subsidized. The federal tax credit is $7,500.


29 posted on 03/31/2010 1:14:30 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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.


30 posted on 03/31/2010 1:14:43 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: Bernard Marx

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.


31 posted on 03/31/2010 1:18:24 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: Pollster1

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.


32 posted on 03/31/2010 1:22:02 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: Red in Blue PA

10) God only knows.


33 posted on 03/31/2010 1:22:28 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: Fresh Wind
11) The "Nissan Catfish" has often been suggested.
34 posted on 03/31/2010 1:23:16 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: duckman

12) The Leaf fits in the “Midsize sedan” category.


35 posted on 03/31/2010 1:25:45 PM PDT by OldGuard1
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To: Bernard Marx

Just wait until the new owners get their first electric bill! LOL (oh and the coming brown outs)


36 posted on 03/31/2010 1:35:43 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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