Nissan has finally announced the first round of pricing on the Leaf electric car. In Japan where Nissan is hoping to sell 6,000 copies in the 2010 fiscal year, the base price will be ¥3.76 million (roughly $40,700 U.S.) before any tax breaks. With the current ¥770,000 EV incentive in Japan, that price will drop to a bit over $33,000.
Nissan will start taking pre-orders for the Leaf in Japan on Thursday, April 1 and is expected to do the same here in the U.S. Nissan is expected to announce American pricing later today and it should be lower than the Japanese price. Japanese dealers will also help customers arrange to have charging facilities installed in their homes and workplaces to make driving the Leaf more convenient. A financing option that includes the cost of electricity will also be offered in Japan, although we don't know if a similar deal will be available here.