• Aug 28th 2010 at 8:29AM
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Word is out and apparently, Nissan has delayed the Leaf ordering process by a couple of days. Instead of opening the floodgates on Friday, Nissan has reportedly decided that Tuesday, August 31st is the day that Leaf orders can begin to pour in. A few days of delay are just fine by us, as now we've got some time to scour over the Leaf's standard and optional equipment lists. Floor mats are nice, but here's the kicker:
Quick Charge Option: MSRP $700
Available with the SL trim, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80% capacity in 30 minutes at 440V charging stations. (This feature cannot be added after sale)
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In addition to the list of all of the extra features that can be added to your Leaf, we've also laid eyes on the invoice prices. While all of this new info can be found after the jump, we'd like to point out that Rairdon's Nissan of Auburn, WA has committed to selling the Leaf at $100 below invoice! Ah, the ongoing price wars continue to make the process of buying the Leaf less painful on the ol' pocketbook. Hit the jump to view the Leaf's standard and optional equipment breakdown. Hat tip to EVNow!

[Source: My Nissan Leaf]
Nissan Leaf ordering guide with standard equipment lists, optional items and other extras

Nissan Leaf SV: MSRP $32,780 (mod : Invoice - $31,393)

Well-equipped high technology features with surprising customer convenience items, including:
• All-New Dedicated EV Platform
• Laminated 24 kWh Lithium Ion Battery
• 3.3 kW Onboard Charger
• Portable Trickle Charge Cable (120V)
• Standard Charge Port (240V)
• Navigation System
• Palm-Shift Drive Selector
• Regenerative Braking
• Recycled Cloth Seat Fabric
• 16" Alloy Wheels
• No Charge For 36 Months - CARWINGS (Telematics)
• No Charge For 36 Months - Roadside Assistance
• 5 Exterior Colors

Nissan Leaf SL: MSRP $33,720 (mod : Invoice - $32,293)

In addition to standard SV features, includes:
• Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler
• RearView Monitor (RVM)
• Fog Lights
• Automatic On/Off Headlights
Cargo Cover
• Homelink® Universal Transceiver

Quick Charge Option: MSRP $700
Available with the SL trim, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80% capacity in 30 minutes at 440V charging stations. (This feature cannot be added after sale).

Destination & Handling: $820

Options, Accessories :

Floor Mats & Cargo Mat Area $170
B92 Splash Guards $140
M94 Recycling/Organizational Package $225
M92 Cargo Cover $290
M93 Cargo Net $20 Not available with M94 Recycling/Organizational Package
N92 Hologram Kick Plates $125 Not available with B93 Eco Design Package
B93 Eco Design Package $260 Not available with N92 Hologram Kick Plates
B94 Protection Package $225
S92 Safety Kit $75


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      • 5 Years Ago
      In 3yrs, Nissan will offer battery upgrades for more range, looks like a 200 mile option.....

      "The Nikkei (reg required) reports that Nissan is almost done working on a new battery cell design that could almost double the range of the Leaf, and of other future Nissan electric cars."
      • 5 Years Ago
      http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-10191943-48.html

      Seems that there will not be any 440v public charging stations for a bit. Since I plan on leasing my Leaf to lower the initial cost of ownership and not be tied to a 7-year lifespan of the battery pack, I think I don't care about the quick charge option. If I were going to purchase instead of lease, I'd get it for the resale value of that option.
        • 5 Years Ago
        SAE refusing to pick a standard for the Level III Plug untill next August is putting America behind the rest of the world. The fear of getting the Level 3 out of the gate in the US is if SAE picks a different plug standard, your car may not be compatible.

        In countries like Japan, Ireland, France... The entire countries are going to be connected with quick charging at launch date. In the US, the SAE (which is heavily tied to GM) won't even have a plug standard selected. I figure that once the standard is set, quick charging will take off here and be avaible on more models. But the US is going to start out behind and will have to play catch up. And we aren't starting out behind due to a lack of funds or interest-- we are starting out behind the rest of the world because our industry standards organization made the decision to put us behind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Obviously you have to judge the car on the list price, not the taxpayer subsidized price. Based on that, the vehicle is a dismal failure. 32K for a compact car is nuts. A car with these disadvantages and shortcomings compare to an ICE vehicle should be less expensive, not more.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So don't buy one.

        According to your logic, cell phones, DVD players and LCD monitors would all be categorized as dismal failures as well, right? They all started out costing at least 10 times as much as the alternatives (land line phones, VHS players and CRT monitors).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Grant -

      Electric cars are not just starting out. They have been in existence for over 100 years. The same problems that plagued them then still exist. There were no government rebates for people to buy DVD players as far as I remember. We should not be using taxpayer dollars to subsidize affluent buyers of green cars or the companies who manufacture them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Electric vehicles were first made over 100 years ago but they have not been mass produced for 100 years. They are just now becoming viable replacements for gas-powered vehicles.

        Oil companies receive about $30 billion in subsidies every year from the US government (about 10 times what renewable energy is receiving). Do you object to that, also? This doesn't include having the US military patrol places like the Persian Gulf so that the oil tankers can get through unobstructed.

        Electric vehicles use domestically produced energy (electricity) and are far more efficient than gas-powered vehicles. In addition, there are many sources of electricity (solar PV, solar thermal, wind, geothermal, tidal and nuclear, in addition to coal) and the power grid will get cleaner over time while oil/gas pollutes a lot and will get worse (tar sands, etc.).
        • 5 Years Ago
        We shouldn't be subsidizing people who drop out a couple kids when they cant afford to educate them..but.. we do.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The quick charge option should be available for either trim level. I don't see anything in the additional features for the SL model that would be required for quick charge.

      Also, it should be available for installation after the car is sold. People change their minds, situations change. I think Nissan is making a mistake with this policy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WTF? Must every post turn into a rant on EVs vs whatever? Sheesh...

      Anyhow, does anyone know more information on these accessory options?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It needs to include a bicycle rack so drivers will have a way to get home when they realize they should have opted for a car with a range-extender.

      Volt ftw.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I am geting the Leaf instead of the Volt due to the poor quality of vehicles I have had from GM. I currently own a Saturn hybrid, and it is a nightmare. Constant problems with the vehicle and the battery pack. GM has replaced two of my batteries in the past due to leakage and failure. I just received a notice last week that all of the batteries now need to be replaced.
        In the past 20 years I have had 2 Nissans that ran great to well over 200,000 miles before I got rid of them. I have had 3 GM vehicles during the same time frame. All 3 have had numerous problems that led to my being stranded by the side of the roadway.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @letstakeawalk
        "I was under the impression from posters here that battery technology had been perfected and that battery packs had absolutely no maintenance or reliability issues."

        Funny. I was under the impression from posters that batteries were only good for 2 years or 10k miles, only if they didn't burst into flames first and they would cost more than the car was worth to replace.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 2 GM vehicles that I have owned have been nightmares as well. Camaro had 2 transmissions replaced in 100K miles among other issues. Grand Prix, bad A/C, all 4 power windows out, and power locks not working on one door. Add to that, that I refuse to buy from a company that gas to come to me begging for money. A vehicle is to expensive to purchase from a begger. GM and Chrysler will never get any of my money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hurr hurr hurr

        For the $8K price difference you can call up many many tow trucks and taxis.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @EVan

        EVs are not for idiots who can't even do simple planning.

        • 5 Years Ago
        "Leaking and failure problems like that seem like something you might expect from cheap China manufacturers, which have pretty high battery failure rates (improved these last couple of years), but not from top notch makes."

        So who is responsible for the GM packs that are being recalled? What happened there?

        Sorry, nottoosmart, you seem to be genuinely misinformed, whereas I was relying on the statements of those who claimed to have first-hand knowledge. I honestly wasn't aware of the Saturn battery pack recall. The only way we can make improvements is to understand our failures... I wasn't being sarcastic, just sincerely sorry that a hybrid owner was having issues that obviously ruined their experience.

        I support all flavors of EVs, including hybrids.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @letstakeawalk
        I wasn't questioning whether H2 tanks are less costly to replace than batteries. I was using that comment to demonstrate why I believe your statement of support for BEVs was disingenuous. I could have found other comments, but that one was recent and proved my point perfectly.

        That particular thread was discussing the safety of hydrogen vs gasoline and natural gas. No one else even mentioned a BEV or costs. So why would you, as a supporter, cast BEVs in a negative light when they weren't even part of the discussion? That shows bias.

        As far as sarcasm goes, I was introduced to it at an early age. I know it when I hear or see it. Don't worry, it doesn't faze me, so I can understand what you are saying.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @letstakeawalk
        No, I wasn't misinformed. The posters I was referring to claimed to have first hand knowledge as well. It happened to be with laptops, cell phones, cameras, etc. Battery technology is fairly ubiquitous so it makes for a fair comparison, right? It's called being selective.

        I wasn't aware of the Saturn recall either. There was an article here about the Honda Civic Hybrid voluntary recall to correct premature battery failure. Honda is changing the software to stress the battery less. Seems engineering of control systems can have major impact on the life of the battery pack.

        "I wasn't being sarcastic" If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, chances are it is a duck.

        "I support all flavors of EVs" Apparently not in this recent comment on Autoblog about a hydrogen explosion in NY.

        ""Now, imagine 15 years after compressed Hydrogen reaches consumer cars - people will be driving around in poorly maintained, accident-damaged, rust-buckets that will literally burst apart if a microscopic crack compromises the tank's strength."

        Imagine driving a BEV around after it's been on the road for 15 years - how much will a new battery cost?

        Replacing a H2 storage tank will be much cheaper than replacing a battery. "

        BEVs were not mentioned in the original comment or any of the replies, except yours. That definitely shows a bias against BEVs. A more appropriate response would be that all high pressure tanks require mandatory testing after a set period of time to ensure safety. Feel free to use it next time. No need to bash BEVs with irrelevant arguments about cost when safety was the issue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ... I like how you assume that Leaf drivers are so stupid that they can't calculate their ranges. You should do that to my several of my Judo friends. >_> They're cops and I think a couple of em are thinking about the leaf.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nottosmart

        So, you disagree with my comment that H2 tanks cost less than a battery? Why not respond in the relevant thread? Both batteries and H2 tanks will undoubtedly need to be replaced during the lifetime of the vehicle, and those costs are a relevant part of any discussion concerning what will happen when a BEV or FCV ages...

        I have no bias against BEVs. I support NEVs that are often otherwise trash-talked here on ABG. I also have steadfastly supported hybrid vehicles when they are trash-talked by BEV supporters. And certainly, I have defended HFCVs, which are also trash-talked by the BEV fanbois.

        I support all flavors of EVs, from hybrids like the CR-Z to the full-size SUV hybrids, and from BEVs to FCVs (and all the hybrid versions therein...) I understand the role that each segment can play within the larger scheme of the automotive universe.

        Nottoosmart, don't be so eager to jump in and attack me because you think I'm being sarcastic. It keeps you from understand what I'm really saying.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "GM has replaced two of my batteries in the past due to leakage and failure. I just received a notice last week that all of the batteries now need to be replaced."

        I'm sorry to hear that you've had problems with your batteries. I was under the impression from posters here that battery technology had been perfected and that battery packs had absolutely no maintenance or reliability issues.

        At least it's under warranty, right?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Saturn hybrid runs a NIMH pack, not lithium ion, I might add.

        Leaking and failure problems like that seem like something you might expect from cheap China manufacturers, which have pretty high battery failure rates (improved these last couple of years), but not from top notch makes.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My secretary does this all the time, she cannot read the gauges either.

        Check your owners manual, once you understand the gauges you shouldn't have a problem.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some simply shouldn't buy a leaf. It fits my routine perfectly.....
      I can see driving my Volt with a year's worth of old, gas-sludge
      in the tank..... ;-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dealing with occasional usage is nothing new. Most backup generators have to deal with that issue. I believe the Volt will occasionally start the motor to ensure it gets some use. I thought I read (I might be wrong on this one) that the Volt has some kind of method for trickling in fuel stabilizer. My snow blower manages to go all summer before I start in in the late fall with no problems (I always keep fuel stabilizer in it). On top of all that, the somewhat limited, 40 mile, range helps ensure the Volt will need run the engine from time to time.

        For most people (maybe not you), it's a non-issue.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I do in fact disagree with subsidies for oil companies, any private companies for that matter. That includes oil companies, solar power, wind and ethanol subsidies. The oil industry doesn't need the subsidies to be viable, the latter 3 would disappear if not for political interference and subsidies.

      If EV's are a good idea, they should be viable on their own. It does no good to waste precious knowledge and capital on failed solutions. The projected market share for EV's is about 1.3% by 2020. That doesn't even amount to a rounding error. If that is the best they can do, even though they are being pushed by government subsidies on the manufacturer, supplier and consumer level then they are a waste of time.

      If we ever get a viable, cheap battery that does not rely on rare earth materials and lithium, neither of which does the US have a domestic supply of, then we might have something. Until then....
      • 5 Years Ago
      $800 for the fast charge sucks. How are you supposed to know if you should buy it? You don't know if any fast charge ports will be installed anywhere near where you drive.

      They need to disclose where they plan to install chargers. Put them on highways in between big cities.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nissan isn't heading up infrastructure for charging. Municipalities and charging manufacturers are.
      • 5 Years Ago
      32 thousand dollars.

      For a small five-door.

      Look. Seriously.

      Buy a Jetta TDI wagon.

      Spend the extra 8 thousand dollars you saved on hippie conscience-salve, tree planting, whatever makes you feel better (and hey, you didn't buy any toxic, energy-intensive, finite-lifespan battery packs).

      And you won't be driving a vehicle that is ultimately, in most markets, coal powered.
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