You Can Afford an Electric CarMarch 31st, 2010 by ed friedrich
That’s what Plug In America said, anyway, in a press release they sent me this week.
It’s about Nissan’s all-electric Leaf. The company recently came out with its pricing. With federal tax credits, the base model plus an installed home charging station will cost $26,380. But you won’t be able to buy one for a while. First, you already have to be registered. That allows you to make a reservation between April 20 and May 15. They’ll start taking orders at dealerships in August.
Plug In America, a nonprofict organization that works to speed up the shift to plug-in vehicles, says an electric car that costs about the same as a gas one will do just that. They say the Leaf will cost less than the best-selling hybrid Toyota Prius. That’s a bit of a stretch. I looked it up and Priuses range from $22,800 to $28,070.
I can’t afford either one, but it’s not too bad. I wonder how long it would take to make up the difference in gas.