Nissan International SA announced the price of Nissan LEAF in Switzerland, making Switzerland the fifth European market in which Nissan has disclosed the price of the first global electric car to be manufactured by a major carmaker.
The zero-emission Nissan LEAF will cost 49,950 CHF ($50,865 or €36,470) with customer deliveries to start in the second half of 2011. The price includes the battery, which benefits from a five-year/100,000 km warranty.
Customers can secure their place in line for ordering a LEAF on Nissan’s consumer website from Dec. 1.
Reservations for Nissan LEAF have reached more than 27,000 units globally. Deliveries begin this December in Japan and the US. In Europe, deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2011 to Portugal, the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. Pricing for those markets was announced in May.
The Nissan LEAF can run for 160km (100 miles) on a single charge, thanks to the laminated compact lithium-ion batteries that manage to develop 90 kW. The electric motors produce an additional 80 kW/280 Nm of torque.
Recharging the battery to 80 percent of its capacity can take as little as just 30 minutes thanks to a new charging system developed by Nissan, or 8 hours to bring the battery to full capacity from a 200V home outlet.
Separately, Nissan North America announced that it is entering into an agreement with Clean Cities-Atlanta (CC-A) to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of electric vehicles and an electric-charging network.
As part of the agreement, Nissan and CC-A will collaborate on plans to promote a charging infrastructure for EVs, as well as the deployment, operation and maintenance of a charging network. CC-A is a coalition of government agencies, utilities, public interest groups, and public and private fleets that advance the use of alternatives to gasoline, and diesel fuels in cars, trucks and buses.
The partners in the agreement also will work to coordinate the establishment of policies and help streamline the deployment of an EV infrastructure.
The agreement adds Atlanta to a growing network of zero-emission vehicle initiatives across the United States and around the world. Nissan, along with its alliance partner Renault, has formed partnerships with more than 80 governments, cities and other organizations to advance the deployment of electric vehicles. It is the only automaker committed to making affordable, all-electric vehicles available to the mass market globally. The Nissan LEAF will roll out to the state of Georgia in 2011.