Despite the 2016 Chevy Volt’s presence on the horizon cannibalizing 2015 Volt sales down more that 35 percent this year, and implicitly threatening the Leaf, so far Nissan is holding steady. This it is doing also against the potential for a 200-mile range Chevy Bolt next year and Tesla’s revelation of its 200-mile-plus Model 3.
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This is its “No Charge to Charge” program offering a chip-enabled card for free public charging through a nationwide arrangement.
Additional local dealers themselves are discounting the car to add to the effect of a $7,500 federal tax credit and state credits that can add up. Net prices down into the middle teens have been reported from various regions for Leafs stickering above $32,000, and whatever the case, Nissan is moving product.
Company wide, Nissan Assemble total U.S. sales including Infiniti in June 2015 totaled 124,228 units, an increase of 13.3
SEE ALSO: Nissan Testing 250-Plus-Mile Range Leaf Mule With New Battery Chemistry
The Leaf, launched December 2010 is a known quantity at this point. Waiting in the wings but is a new battery chemistry and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn showed shareholders a sneak preview of a functional test car Leaf with over 250 miles range.
We’ve heard from a reporter who attended that Japanese meeting that the 250-mile mule is real. It may be launched by 2018 or 2019, and undoubtedly many would hope it would come soon
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