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It's official: beginning this fall, Nissan dealerships in Canada will start selling the electric Leaf, the world's first mass-produced, zero-emissions vehicle. With an MSRP that starts at $38,395 ($39,341 U.S. at the current exchange rate) for the SV base model and $39,995 ($40,980 U.S.) for the range-topping SL model, the Leaf will hit Canada carrying a price tag that's significantly higher than the electric hatchback's $32,780 MSRP in the U.S.

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Carmakers don't typically ask prospective customers how long the warranty should be on their new car. That decision is usually made based on how much the manufacturer thinks longer warranty coverage will cost and what its competitors might be doing. However, as we enter the era of electrification we are dealing with a major new factor: the battery packs.

Virtually every popular car that's also produced in low quantities is subject to dealer price gouging. High demand, coupled with low supply, typically allows dealers to get away with charging customers more than the sticker price for these rare vehicles. We had thought that the Nissan Leaf would be no exception to this trend. However, Nissan's director of product planning for North America, Mark Perry believes that it's not gonna happen with the Leaf.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with Leaf EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Nisan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

If a report in the Times of London is accurate, it would go a long way toward explaining Nissan's claims that the Leaf electric car will be profitable at just $33,000. The report, which focuses mainly on Nissan executive Andy Palmer, states that the 24 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack for the EV costs only £6,000 (about $9,000) to produce. That works out to just $375 per kWh, a figure that no one else in the industry is currently claiming is possible.

2010 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

File this under: spotlight on China. First, General Motors committed to Chinese market-specific hybrids and plug-ins, now Nissan wants in on the action. Case in point, Nissan will release its Leaf electric vehicle in China followed by a possible hybrid Infiniti and, if all goes as planned, the company will break ground on a Chinese production plant, too.

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's official: starting this December, Nissan dealerships in select U.S markets will start selling the all-electric Leaf, the first mass-produced, zero-emission vehicle, at a starting price of $32,780. After $7,500 worth of federal tax credits, the price should drop to as low as $25,280. There are several states offering additional tax credits that could lower the cost of owning a Leaf even more – such as a $5,000 statewide tax rebate in California, a $5,000 tax credit in Georgia and a $1,

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