Nissan have opened order books for the Nissan Leaf in Portugal and the Republic of Ireland. Portuguese, Irish and British customers will be the first in line to receive the Nissan Leaf in Europe when it launches early next year. Nissan Leaf deliveries will begin in Portugal in January, Ireland in February and the UK in March.
The Nissan Leaf will appeal on many levels, it is a completely zero-emission electric car with all of the financial and environmental benefits that will bring, but it is also a practical family size car and fun to drive. The "Leaf" name is a significant statement about the car itself. Just as leaves purify the air in nature, so Nissan Leaf purifies mobility by taking emissions out of the driving experience.
The price of Nissan Leaf after government incentives is €30,250 in Portugal, €29,995 in Ireland and £23,990 in the UK including the battery. This means that despite its advanced technology, the Nissan Leaf will be no more expensive to buy and considerably cheaper to run than a conventional compact family hatchback. Running costs are anticipated at less than €1.05 per 100 km in Portugal, less than €1.20 per 100km in Ireland and less than £1.59 per 100 km in the UK.