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2013-01-28 09:11

GREENER AND CHEAPER: Nissan has lowered the price of the Leaf in order to make its all-electric vehicle more affordable.

DETROIT, Michigan - Nissan Motor Co. is lowering the price of its all-electric Nissan Leaf car by the equivalent of about R36 000 in Europe.

According to the Detroit News, Nissan recently slashed Leaf prices by the equivalent of about R53 000, or nearly 20%, from around R258 000 in the US.

The Japanese automaker said it wanted to make the zero-emission Leaf more affordable in its three main markets — Japan, Europe and the US. It has already cut Leaf prices in Japan.

In the US, despite national and state rebates for clean, advanced-technology cars, the battery-powered Leaf hasn't achieved the sales targets set by Nissan.

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