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Within the next three weeks, Nissan is expected to officially announce the pricing and specifications for the UK-bound Leaf, but Autocar is reporting that it has been tipped by an industry source and is suggesting that the UK pricing will start right around $36,000 (U.S.) battery included. For comparison purposes, the top-of-the-line Prius available in the UK comes in around $34,000, so it's not much of an upcharge for going all-electric.

As Autocar suggests, the price includes government incentives of $7,500 (U.S) which puts the actual before-rebate price at something closer to $43,500, quite a bit more than U.S.-bound Leafs. Including the battery in the purchase price is a departure from previous reports stating that the battery would be a lease-only item in the UK. Autocar adds that its not clear at this time if Nissan will sell a lower-priced Leaf with the battery available for lease. The registration process in the UK is expected to be about the same as what we saw here a few weeks back. Now we just have to wait to see if the demand in the UK can match the early American love for the Leaf.

[Source: Autocar]

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