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Nissan Leaf Starts At Under $30K For 2024 Including Destination Fee

Nissan is one of the only automakers still producing affordable EVs. For 2024, the Leaf starts at under $30K, and that is before any tax incentives or rebates.

The automotive media shine a bright light on the $100K-plus virtue-signaling electric vehicles on a minute-to-minute basis. Consider Cybertruck’s coverage. Not one has ever shipped to an owner. Most other pricey EVs sell in just tiny numbers. By contrast, Nissan is now well into its second decade of building affordable, attainable electric vehicles that owners adore. For 2024, Nissan looks to be the only vehicle manufacturer offering a battery-electric vehicle for under $30K - and we are not fudging the numbers. Related Story: Nissan Leaf Sees Largest Used Car % Value Surge - Tesla Model S Among Lowest The base Nissan Leaf S will have a price of just $29,235, including the $1,025 Destination and Handling charge. You know that charge, it’s the one so many manufacturers prefer to hide in the fine print if they mention it at all. If your state or local municipality or power company offers a discount, you could well be in a Leaf for $25K. That makes it one of the least expensive automobiles on sale in America, and it achieves that without needing any federal EV tax handouts for those whose income falls into a narrow band. Related Story: More Than Half of American Drivers Excluded From EV Tax Incentive With 149 miles of range, the Leaf S is a perfect second car or commuter car for most families. Can it crab walk? No. Can it go zero to sixty in the duration of a sneeze? No. But it can save its owners a lot of money and the environment a lot of CO2. We’ve tested the Nissan Leaf in harsh New England weather and found that it works just fine. It’s a real car for real owners. A car anyone with a new car budget can afford. Related Topic: Nissan Ariya Price Announced - Here’s How It Stacks Up To Competition If you want a longer range and a few more amenities, the Leaf SV Plus rings in at $37,285. Even at its higher price point, the Leaf really has no competitors now that GM is killing the Bolt off due to its huge popularity. If there is another $37K battery electric vehicle actually on sale now and into 2024 with 212 miles of range, we have forgotten its name. Having just about fainted when we saw the price of the Nissan Ariya, we tested was $62,770, we feel a lot better about Nissan’s EVs knowing that an affordably-priced Leaf will still be part of the growing Nissan EV fleet heading into the next year. Every 2024 LEAF will come standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360, a comprehensive suite of six active driver assistance technologies, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, and Intelligent Lane Intervention. Those who opt for the upscale SV Plus trim will enjoy ProPILOT Assist and Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor. As new EV models continue to launch with price tags that are simply outrageous for what they deliver, it is satisfying to see that Nissan is keeping it real by offering a good battery-electric vehicle for folks that still value money. The company’s goal is to have 40% of its fleet be fully electric within six years and to have much or the remainder of the fleet electrified (meaning hybrid and plug-in hybrid). The 2024 Nissan Leaf is on sale right now. 2024 Nissan Leaf image courtesy of Nissan John Goreham is an experienced New England Motor Press Association member and expert vehicle tester. John completed an engineering program with a focus on electric vehicles, followed by two decades of work in high-tech, biopharma, and the automotive supply chain before becoming a news contributor. In addition to his eleven years of work at Torque News, John has published thousands of articles and reviews at American news outlets. He is known for offering unfiltered opinions on vehicle topics. You can follow John on Twitter, and TikTok @ToknCars, and view his credentials at Linkedin