What's It Cost for Nissan Dealers to Prep for LEAF Electric Car?

Nissan estimates the total cost for most dealerships would to equip themselves for Leaf will fall in the vicinity of $25,000 to $75,000

Published: 27-Dec-2010

The 2011 Nissan Leaf, at first glance, looks a whole lot simpler to service than conventional gasoline cars; there's no flammable liquid in the tank, no motor oil, no complicated multi-speed transmission either.

That said, some dealers are probably feeling a little daunted by the idea of taking a dealership that's configured to sell and service gasoline cars and trucks, and upgrading it to sell and service all-electric vehicles, like the Leaf.

Wouldn't there be some expensive equipment required in the transition? A lot more training required?


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