Nissan’s Leaf 2022 vary starts at just $27,400, making it the most affordable mass market electrical automobile at the moment accessible within the US, according to Electrek. That beginning value drops to as little as $19,900 should you embrace the total $7,500 federal tax credit score, for which Nissan automobiles are still eligible. These costs don’t embrace different fees like licensing and vacation spot charges, or further state-level incentives, but it surely’s a promising signal of how inexpensive electrical automobiles have gotten.
The precise value distinction between Nissan’s 2021 and 2022 Leaf vehicles varies from mannequin to mannequin. The entry-level Leaf S, which has a 40kWh battery, has lowered by $4,270 from $31,670 to $27,400, undercutting the electric Mini Cooper’s starting price of $29,990 (the electrical Mini is frequently cited as the most affordable electrical automobile at the moment accessible within the US). Nonetheless Nissan’s greatest value drop might be discovered with the top-of-the-range 62kWh Leaf SL Plus, which has gone down in value by $6,570 from $43,970 to $37,400.
Regardless of the drop in value, the specs of the brand new Leaf vehicles are broadly unchanged from earlier years. It’s best to nonetheless get an estimated 149 miles of vary from the 40kWh mannequin, or between 215 and 226 miles from the 62kWh model. Nonetheless, all 2022 fashions now embrace a CHAdeMO quick-charging port, plus a conveyable 240-volt charging cable, which ought to present extra flexibility when topping up the automobile’s battery.
The Leaf is at the moment the one electrical automobile Nissan sells within the US, however later this yr it will release the Ariya, a brand new electrical crossover SUV with as much as 300 miles of vary. Introduced final yr, the Ariya is because of go on sale in Japan in the midst of the yr, with the US and Canada to observe and pricing beginning at round $40,000.
Nissan’s 2022 Leaf is on sale now, Nissan says.