Nissan has confirmed price reductions of both 40kWh and 62kWh versions of its award-winning LEAF electric vehicle, effective from April. As a result, all grades of LEAF and both 40kWh and 62kWh battery capacities are eligible for the revised Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500, which is offered on electric vehicles under £35,000.
The reduced on-the-road price makes the LEAF range one of the most accessible C-segment hatchback electric cars, starting from just £25,995 on-the-road (including PICG).
The changes to the plug-in car grant came into effect on 18 March 2021. The changes included a reduction from £3,000 to £2,500 towards the purchase price of electric vehicles costing £35,000 or less. This was previously available on cars up to £50,000.
Updated pricing for the LEAF range, including the £2,500 government grant, offers some big savings. The LEAF Accent (40kWh) will now cost £25,995 saving £1,350 and both the LEAF N-Connecta (40kWh) and LEAF 10 Version (40kWh) offer a saving of £650, now costing £27,995 and £28,670 respectively. The LEAF Tekna sees a price drop of £665 to cost £29,995.
The biggest savings can be seen on the longer-range 62kWh versions of the LEAF e+ Connecta and LEAF e+ Tekna which see price drops of £5,250 and £5,265. On-the-road prices for these two is now £30,445 and £32,445 respectively.
Nissan joins a long list of car brands reducing their prices to help customers want to switch to zero-emissions driving. These include Citroën, MG, Peugeot and Vauxhall. All revised prices can be found at Nissan UK’s website.