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Leaf falls in price

Nissan Leaf

NISSAN has joined the flurry of electric car price-cutting that has followed the government's change of its plug-in grant.

In a surprise move in March, the grant was reduced from £3,000 to £2,500 and now only applies on cars costing less than £35,000; the previous threshold was £50,000.

To keep its popular Leaf EV eligible for the grant, Nissan has dropped the price of its 40kWh and 62kWh models.

It means the entry level Acenta model now starts at £25,995 after the grant, a reduction of £1,350.

Nissan Leaf

The rest of the 40kWh range has seen a price reduction of almost £700, with the dearest model starting at £29,995.

But the sharpest reductions can be found on the big battery 62kWh model - which has a range of up to 239 miles - with savings of over £5,000.

The N-Connecta now starts at £30,445 and the Tekna starts at £32,445.

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