While going green might weigh less on your conscious, if it involves purchasing an all-electric vehicle, it can also put more strain on your wallet. As one of the more expensive types of vehicles to purchase, many people are often hesitant to switch to the alternatively powered cars—unless you happen to live in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Nissan recently announced the cheapest LEAF in the world happens to reside in Rotterdam. Sold for the surprisingly low price of $9,460 US, this LEAF has all of the creature comforts other, more expensive LEAFs have, but is still significantly cheaper thanks to a terrific amount of great local deals and incentives.
The deals, which are available only to businesses, come from both the nation itself and the local government, and are designed to make the Netherlands a greener country. Scrappage incentives, which are worth $3,240, and free parking for EVs are some examples of these deals, along with home charger incentives that bring the price of a new EV way down. According to Jordi Vila, the managing director for Nissan Netherlands, “By scrapping older vehicles and incentivising buyers to replace them with zero-emission electric vehicles, Rotterdam is taking a huge step in improving air quality.”
Though these great incentives have yet to take the LEAF price below the $10,000 mark in the U.S., you can still find amazing deals on the LEAF and more Nissan models at Bates Nissan. Make sure to stop in today and see these deals for yourself!