Nissan announced today that the Leaf electric car will cost about $32,780. After a federal tax credit of $7,500, the car will cost about $25,280. The Nissan Leaf competitor Chevy Volt will cost about $32,500 after the federal tax credit.
The Leaf will be going on sale this December, which is about a month after the Volt is released. Infiniti will also be making a luxury version of the Leaf.
“We’ve been working in lithium ion batteries for 17 years,” stated Nissan director of product planning Mark Perry. “So all that advanced research and engineering work we’ve [already] paid for.” The Nissan LEAF will have an iPhone application available for checking temperature and battery levels. [CNN]