Expect to Pay More for Nissan Leaf in Canada

Jeremy Cato reports the base sticker price for the LEAF electric car will be $5,615 more than US pricing.

Published: 31-Mar-2011

In Canada, Ontario residents will have an $8,500 EV subsidy available to chop the final figure down to below $30,000. The government in Quebec is offering an $8,000 EV subsidy.

No matter how you slice it, the LEAF is more expensive in Canada. That is glaringly obvious, given our dollar has been at par or better versus the U.S. greenback for some time now.

Nissan Canada’s top planner, Ian Forsyth, says the LEAF will sell on its merits and despite the pricing differential between Canada and the U.S., the car here in Canada will deliver good value. In fact, Nissan is arguing the LEAF should be less expensive to drive than a gasoline car.

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