The cost of buying a 100% electric Nissan LEAF has fallen by up to €1,843 as a result of the recent Budget with Nissan also making it now possible for Irish motorists to get behind the wheel of a new electric vehicle (EV) for €27,595.
James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan Ireland, commented, “The Budget VRT changes and recent VAT changes have had a very positive impact on the cost of buying a new Nissan LEAF and this in turn has led to a significant upsurge in interest from EV buyers online and across our dealer network.”
James went on to say, “This upsurge is also being driven by our ‘Power of Zero’ initiative with AIB and Electric Ireland which offers 0% finance, the free provision and installation of a home charger and one year’s free servicing to anyone buying a new Nissan LEAF.”
The recent changes to the VRT and VAT rates have led to tax savings across the Nissan LEAF range. These tax savings start at €506 for the Nissan LEAF SV 40 kWh which now costs €29,384 or €440.76 per month, while the top of the range Nissan LEAF SVE 62 kWh has fallen by €1,843 to €38,657 or €579.85 per month.
In addition, the introduction of the new entry grade Nissan LEAF XE 40 kWh means that motorists can now make the switch into an electric vehicle for €27,595.
The new tax savings which have cut the cost of buying a new Nissan LEAF have also led to a sizeable reduction between the cost of buying the 40 kWh LEAF which has a range of up to 270 kilometres and the 62 kWh LEAF which has a range of up to 385 kilometres zero emissions driving.
Buyers have expressed a strong interest in stepping up from the Nissan LEAF SVE 40 kWh, which has fallen by €999 to €32,801, to the longer-range Nissan LEAF SV Premium 62 kWh which now costs €36,332 having benefited from a tax saving of €1,508. Nissan Ireland expect his trend to continue.
Free home charger
Customers switching into the 100% electric Nissan LEAF who avail of the ‘Power of Zero’ offer which includes 0% finance, the free provision and installation of their home charger and one year’s free servicing can save more than €13,000 in finance and running costs as well as 11 tonnes of C02 emissions over five years, which is equivalent to planting 181,887 trees.
The Nissan LEAF has almost 6,000 Irish EV drivers in its ranks and has gathered more than 100 global awards and over 500,000 sales since its launch ten years ago.
Motorists can visit www.nissan.ie or their local Nissan dealer to learn more about the Nissan LEAF, Nissan’s ‘Power of Zero’ offer or about making the switch to electric driving.