The 2018 Nissan Leaf gets its first discounts

2018 Nissan Leaf in glacier white

 

A 9 % discount for an electric car that just entered into production isn’t bad at all…

 

In Norway, the most popular electric car is usually the Volkswagen e-Golf. Nevertheless, Nissan wants to change this.

Not only the new Nissan Leaf is packed with new technology, it also gets more range and power than the outgoing model. Yet, the best part is that Nissan improved the Leaf without increasing the price.

Furthermore, Nissan and Renault electric cars usually have generous discounts available, so it’s not entirely surprising that even before the new Nissan Leaf reaches the dealers, there is already a 9 % discount available to Agrol associates in Norway.

 

Let’s see the advertised price tags of some popular electric cars in Norway.

 

Nissan Leaf: 283.900 NOK (30.354 €), with 9 % discount it becomes 258.349 NOK (27.618 €)

Volkswagen e-Golf: 310.900 NOK (33.291 €)

Hyundai IONIQ Electric: 241.900 NOK (25.901 €)

Kia Soul EV: 224.900 NOK (24.047 €)

Opel Ampera-e: 314.900 NOK (33.665 €)

Renault Zoe: 229.400 NOK (24.534 €)

 

It’s hard not to agree that the new Nissan Leaf offers the best value for the money.

As a side note, I think that the usual discounts that Nissan and Renault electric cars have are great, but on the other hand, if instead of all these discounts, electric cars finally got price cuts, it would be better, because not everybody is aware of the discounts. Only when electric cars finally have their official prices near 20.000 €, instead of 30.000 €, they’ll become mainstream.

 

Finally, if there is an automaker with a large margin to drop prices in its electric cars is Nissan, since it has the advantage of scale. This was proven with the outgoing model that got 10.000 USD of discounts in the USA. For this reason the Tesla Model 3 success is very important, it will make all other automakers drop the prices of their electric cars to a level where they can become mainstream.

 

The real question now is: how many electric cars does Nissan really wants to sell?

I think that battery supply won’t even be a problem, since there will be two suppliers. AESC for the 40 kWh battery pack and LG Chem for the bigger 60 kWh one. Brilliant strategy in my opinion.

 

How long will it take for the improved Nissan Leaf to reach the discount levels of the outgoing model?

 

 

More info:

https://agrol.no/avtaler/bil/nissan

https://elbilforum.no/forum/index.php/topic,35609.0.html

Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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8 Responses

  1. Reijer says:

    I think I would prefer the Ioniq compared to the Nissan Leaf. Yes it offers less range but battery durability is better and it offers faster charging. The Nissan Leaf will have around 37 kWh usable energy, the Ioniq has 28 kWh. With faster charging on the coming 100 kW+ chargers a roadtrip with the Ioniq will be easier than with the Leaf I think

  2. Cody says:

    In norway when you buy a electric car the state give you 7000€?i know that because ampera e have price around 40.000€ in all europe?do you know something?

    • ouhou says:

      They don’t pay VAT in Norway for electric vehicles. Multiply those numbers by 1.21 and you ll get the European prices tax included.

  3. Johan says:

    In norway all electric cars are VAT free , and just a small registration fee , a full spec tesla Will therfore be heavily discounted 25000-30000 usd, you even get the winter tyres and rims VAT free .

    VAT on cars in Norway is 25% in addition the cars have big fees based on emission and weight so a Volvo that cost 40000usd in Sweden will cost 60000usd across the border

  4. Marcel G says:

    I think the 2018 Leaf might do well based on price and availability. I’ve seen a lot of comments slagging it for not having a thermal management system for the battery, but I’m not sure how many first time EV buyers really base their decisions on TMS. I know a bunch of people who really want an EV for their next car, but I doubt any of them know or want to know what a TMS is. Their decisions sound like they’ll be made on form factor (SUV/station wagon), range, and price.

    I think Nissan will be able to get this one out quickly, so it’ll be available, and it looks like a very competitive price. Here in Ontario, the Bolt, Ioniq, and e-Golf are all pretty much unavailable or have very long wait times. There might be some Soul EVs left, but those are the 27Kwh versions. The 2018 Leaf will beat all of those EVs on price, and buyers will be able to get them much more quickly, and the range is pretty good.

    Pedro has probably mentioned this, but I think Nissan will have much better availability because it looks like the 2018 Leaf shares a lot of parts, so re-tooling their factories and getting up to speed shouldn’t take very long. The doors look the same, some of the trim parts around the hatch look the same, the wheelbase is the same, the battery compartment might be the same. Large parts of the uni-body might be the same.

  5. Ff ff says:

    New E-nv200 has finally arrived.

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