The market of electric vehicles is relatively
new. While these green options are appealing in their own ways, there is one
thing that has helped encourage buyers to switch over to electric from their
more traditional gas vehicles. For every electric vehicle that a person buys
from a brand like Nissan, they can claim a $7,500 consumer tax credit.
This tax credit on electric vehicles was an
incentive that was created to encourage more sales, benefitting the
manufacturers, the buyers, and in turn the environment which suffers less with
more electric and less gas vehicles. But the credit came with limitations. As
of right now, after 200,000 vehicles are sold per manufacturer the credit will
no longer exist. Nissan is one of the big companies fighting to get rid of this
Nissan has teamed up with other producers of electric vehicles, as well as the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and the Christian Coalition, to lobby for the cap to be lifted. An incentive like the tax credit will reward people for making a green and sustainable choice, and will encourage people to go this route. Nissan hopes that the legislation passes, saving jobs, decreasing emissions, and saving buyers money.
Even though the continuation of the tax credit is still up in the air, Nissan has not yet hit their cap, which means that those interested in green vehicles can still get their consumer tax credit on the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the best-selling all-electric car in the world. Test drive it today at Haddad Nissan!
The new 2018 Nissan LEAF is coming to Haddad Nissan early next year and we are so excited, we wanted to tell you all about the fully redesigned battery-electric vehicle. So, what’s new other than a completely new exterior? Improvements in range; both mileage and price!
Most 2017 and 2018 “short-range” all-electric cars on the market provide 90 to 125 miles of range, where as the new Nissan LEAF is expected to offer 150 miles. It is true that there are EVs out there that can drive over 300 miles, but also come equipped with a hefty price that could start at $65,000 or more. This year’s model has found a sweet spot between needed mileage and vehicle price range, especially since 84-mile range is sufficient for more than 80% off all trips taken in America. A 200 mile version of the LEAF will also be available as a 2019 model down the line.
Now let’s talk about the price. This model starts at about $30,000 and the best part is you are not likely to be stuck on a waiting list for a new Leaf when you want one. This is actually about $690 less than the current 2017 Nissan LEAF, and can be coupled with a $7,500 federal tax credit and other local incentives; the Leaf will be effectively priced at around $20,000. This is an exceptional price for a vehicle that will save you even more on fuel.
We’d love to tell you more about the 2018 Nissan LEAF. If you have any questions, please contact us online or visit us in Pittsfield, MA and we will answer all your questions.
The Nissan Leaf has long been one of the top dogs in the electric vehicle segment, but fiercer competition calls for a few upgrades. The second-generation Leaf launches for the 2018 model year and brings a longer range and new styling. The next-generation upgrades will help the 2018 Nissan Leaf get the edge over competitors like the Chevrolet Bolt.
The upcoming Nissan Leaf will feature new battery packs with a driving range that tops 200 miles in higher trims. The all-electric hatchback will shed its skin and drop some of the styling that many drivers found odd. Instead, the car will take on a more streamlined look as electric vehicles become the norm.
According to recent 2018 Nissan Leaf spy photos, the second-generation Leaf will feature V-motion grille and a potential sporty floating-roof design seen in other models in the brand’s lineup. If the spy photos are any indication, the Nissan Leaf will be dropping the vertical taillamps.
As for the powertrain, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will maintain its electric motor that delivers 107 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque. Two new battery packs, 40 kWh and 60 kWh, will replace the 30 kWh pack in the outgoing model. That will result in a much longer range compared to the first-generation Leaf.
The first-generation Nissan Leaf launched in 2010. Since then, more than 100,000 units have been sold in the United States alone.
We at Haddad Nissan can’t wait to see the 2018 Nissan Leaf in person.
Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold over 250,000 EV’s worldwide. This is over half of all global EV sales.
Four and a half years after the Nissan LEAF was introduced to the world, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has reached a new milestone with 250,000 electric vehicles sold. This number accounts for more than half of all the electric vehicles sold worldwide, encompassing all brands.
“The trend globally to impose tougher restrictions on automotive CO2 emissions, to mitigate the impact of climate change, means eventually all automakers will need to offer zero-emissions alternatives in their fleets,” said Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn. “The most practical alternative today is the EV.”
Even though fuel prices have been dropping, the Alliance’s global EV sales were up 15 percent through the first five months of the year, in large part thanks to Nissan itself. LEAF sales were responsible for more than 180,000 of that milestone quarter million and the automaker was up 13.3 percent last month, setting a new June record with 124,228 units sold.
The most successful models included the Rogue and Murano crossovers, the Pathfinder SUV, the Altima sedan, and the all-new eighth-generation Maxima, which went on sale last month at Haddad Nissan. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, SUVs, and trucks were up 30.3 percent, also a new record!