Nissan Leaf prices cut for revised plug-in car grant

Nissan latest manufacturer to reduce prices, ensuring Leaf is eligible for the discount

Nissan Leaf
  • Leaf is now the most affordable electric car in its class
  • Biggest price reduction on 62kWh model, with savings of more than £5,000
  • 40kWh model reduced by up to £1,350 

Nissan has reduced prices across the Nissan Leaf range to ensure all versions of its electric car are eligible for the government’s plug-in car grant. 

The government revised the terms of the plug-in car grant on 18 March 2021. The price cap for eligibility was reduced from £50,000 to £35,000 and the grant itself was cut from £3,000 to £2,500. As a result, many cars became ineligible for the grant, leading to price reductions from a number of manufacturers. 

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The Nissan Leaf is the latest electric car to benefit from a price drop, one that applies to both the 40kWh and 62kWh models. Both variants are now eligible for the revised grant of £2,500 offered on electric vehicles under £35,000. 

The reduced prices make the Leaf the most accessible electric hatchback in its class, with the entry-level Acenta now starting from just £25,995 - a reduction of £1,350 - including government grant. The 40kWh model in other trims has seen a price reduction of almost £700, with the top-spec Tekna starting at £29,995.

Nissan Leaf side view

The biggest reductions can be found on the 62kWh model, with some prices cut by more than £5,000. The entry-level N-Connecta now starts at £30,445, while the range-topping Tekna starts at £32,445.

To coincide with the new pricing structure, Nissan has also released a new 0% APR PCP finance offer on the 62kWh N-Connecta model. With a deposit of £4,718 and an annual limit of 10,000 miles, buyers will then make 37 monthly payments of £299.  

If you’re interested in buying an electric car, why not have a look at our Best Electric Cars page, or our review of the Volkswagen ID.3.

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