Nissan has announced that the Leaf electric car will be priced under €30,000 after incentives in its European launch markets, which include the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Portugal. Contrary to some previous comments attributed to CEO Carlos Ghosn, all of the prices include the cost of battery. Earlier this year Ghosn had indicated that the Leaf and other electric vehicles from the Renault-Nissan alliance would be sold with a separate lease for the battery pack, but that's apparently not the case at launch time.
The cost of the Leaf in the UK will be £23,350 (€27,471) after a £5,000 government rebate. These first four countries were chosen because of the incentives that will keep the cost to consumers more manageable. Nissan will start taking reservations for the Leaf in Europe in July 2010. Check out the full press release after the break.