Nissan offering cheap leases, discounts on slow selling all-electric Leaf

Nissan offering discounts on Leaf after sales down, inventory up

Published On: Sep 28 2012 03:44:02 PM EDT
Nissan Leaf
DETROIT -

Nissan is offering cheap leases and big discounts on the Leaf because of slow sales of the all-electric car.

Nissan Motor Co. sold only 4,228 Leafs this year through August, almost a third fewer than a year ago.

It also has a big inventory of the cars nationwide.

In September, Nissan started offering Leafs for $219 per month with $2,999 down for 32 months.

They were going for $249 a month earlier in the year. Also, the TrueCar.com auto pricing site says Nissan raised discounts to $3,250 per Leaf in August from $850 in January.
The Leaf starts at $36,050 including shipping. It can go up to 100 miles on a single charge.