Nissan UK is offering customers up to £2,000 plus trade-in value on their old vehicle to ‘switch’ into a 100% electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF – the UK’s best-selling electric car – for as little as £100 a month.
The Nissan Switch Scheme, launched today, gives additional support to owners of cars and LCVs with pre-Euro V engines, to help them replace their vehicle with a zero-emission, 100% electric LEAF, or one of Nissan’s efficient range of new passenger cars.
From 1st to 30th September, drivers of eligible vehicles registered before the end of 2009 with a pre-Euro V engine can trade-in their car or LCV at participating Nissan dealerships to receive up to £5,000, plus trade-in value for their current car, off a new Nissan model. Or they can receive up to £2,000 plus vehicle trade-in value off an approved-used Nissan LEAF 24kWh.
Payments on a three-year 3.9% APR PCP can be lower than £100 a month for a used LEAF 24kWh with trade-in value and Nissan Switch Scheme contribution. A free Home Charging Unit worth £279 is also provided in the offer.
The Nissan LEAF 24kWh delivers a driving range of up to 124miles (NEDC) with running costs from just 2p a mile. Other benefits to owning an all-electric vehicle include £0 annual VED, lower maintenance costs compared to combustion-engine vehicles, and London Congestion Charge exemption. For somebody living outside the congestion zone but driving into it five days a week, each week of the year, this could mean an annual saving of over £2,500.
|EXAMPLE MODEL||OTR PRICE||TOTAL SWITCH|
VEHICLE TRADE-IN VALUE
mileage/3.9% APR PCP)
|2014 LEAF 24kWh Acenta (30k miles)||£10,495||£2,000||£2,500||£87.58|
Demand for electric vehicles has risen significantly in the last few years as more people realise the practical benefits of running an EV. Figures from the SMMT show the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) segment was up 65% in July 2017 vs July 2016, commanding a record 5.5% market share in the month.
In 2017, around one in two EVs sold in the UK has been a Nissan, with the Nissan LEAF the UK’s best-selling all-electric vehicle.