LeftieBiker wrote: iPlug wrote:
Look for discounts on the loaded SV and SL 40kwh Leafs when the ePlus is out. I wouldn't expect as much off on S Leafs, and on SV Leafs with no Tech Package.
Our 2016 Leaf SV lease is up in 2 months. Hoping you are right, in which case might pick up another 3 year lease with an SV or SL 40kWh Leaf.
If prices haven't fallen in two months, try asking for a lease extension. They should fall on the 40kwh cars sometime between Memorial Day and Labor Day. You'll have to get creative and come up with a reason why you need to buy a Leaf three or six months from then, as opposed to then...
Thanks, will consider that option.
Kieran973 wrote:The problem, though, is that with the existing utility discount ($5,000 in NYC), I'm not sure Nissan would be willing to sell the 40 kWh for much lower. In the NYC area, you can already buy an SV with the tech package for around $22K, and $20K without the tech package. So steeper discounts would drive the real price of these cars into the teens.
<span>What I think is more likely (though I could be totally wrong about this) is that Nissan will have to offer the utility discount on the Leaf Plus as well - maybe not right away, but definitely by the fall. Because assuming it's true that each trim of the Leaf Plus is a $5,500 markup over the 40K, then the actual cost in real money for an SV Leaf Plus in NYC would be $32K without the utility discount - a ten grand price hike for only 75 miles of range. So instead, if Nissan were to extend the utility discount to the Leaf Plus as well, bringing the total out of pocket cost for a 62 kWh SV to $27K, then 1.) this would be a much more reasonable price increase over the 40 kWh, and 2.) this would make the Leaf Plus much more competitive with the $30K base trims of the Kona and <a href="http://www.mykianiroev.com/forum" class="interlinkr">Niro<span class="tip">Visit the Niro Forum</span></a> - not just because those cars have more range, but because the Leaf Plus still has an AESC battery, and still has no liquid cooling, and will still have rapidgate fast charging speeds in their North American cars....</span>
Is the utility rebate given via the dealership or the utility?
We have PG&E which has participated in generous Leaf discounts in the past. The problem now, however, is with them filing bankruptcy - they are bouncing checks for other rebate programs.
Also we will probably not be buying a new Leaf but leasing and so far any generous purchase discounts are not reflected in leases except for the base trim S.
2016 Leaf SV (leased) + 2012 Plug-in Prius (own), 11.43 kW Solar PV (16 MWh/yr actual production), Clipper Creek 7.7 kW charging stations x2, 20.5 SEER/13.0 HSPF ducted air-source heat pump, 3.70 UEF heat pump water heater, Variable Speed Pool Pump