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Official: Nissan Leaf battery lease available in UK for £70 a month

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Buy an EV, lease the battery. In the UK, this uncommon financing scheme will be available to anyone interested in a 2013 Nissan Leaf.

Brits can get a Leaf for as little as £15,990 (about $24,000 US) once the government’s £5,000 ($7,700) EV incentive is factored in. Then, leases start at £70 ($108) a month for 36-month lease with no more than 7,500 miles a year driven, and work their way up to £129 a month for a 12-month, 15,000-mile lease. See the details in Nissan’s press release below.

Nissan, which says it’s boosted the single-charge range on the 2013 by 15 miles to 124 miles, started making the Leaf at its Sunderland plant in the UK last month, giving the Japanese automaker Leaf production on three continents. Nissan invested £420 million (about $650 million) upgrading the factory to handle Leaf production.

In January, Nissan cut the base price of the UK Leaf by the equivalent of about $3,900 to £23,490 ($36,000) as well as offering a lease option for about $375 a month. Last fall, Nissan dealers in the UK said Nissan drivers could get access to Leaf courtesy cars in an effort to get more consumers familiar with the world’s best-selling all-electric car.

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