2018 Nissan Leaf: Next-Gen Pricing Can Kill Off Competition
Very recently ago, a market analyst exposed the Nissan Leaf for being more expansive to own than the latest Chevrolet Bolt. The former may be $7,000 cheaper than the latter but if you are to calculate based on price-per-mile, you will see that the Leaf is twice more expansive than the Bolt.
It appears that the consumers are realizing this as well when more of them decided to settle for the Bolt rather than purchasing the aging Leaf. It should be very clear now that a new generation Leaf is needed and Nissan is well ahead of things.
A report from Europe confirmed that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is now working on a brand new EV car that is truly affordable. The model from Renault is expected to come out with an $8000 price tag after tax incentives. While Nissan has yet to mention on their affordable vehicle, we can fully expect them to price the future EV at around the same figure.
It is also worth noting that the Leaf is already being regarded as an affordable EV from Nissan. If this is to mean anything, the next-gen Nissan Leaf may retail under $20,000 and this can truly hurt the competition in the green market. Will it happen though?