LEAF-dealer-discounts

editors-blog-entry3Plugincars.Com is reporting that some Nissan LEAF dealerships are slashing prices to move all-electric LEAFs off their lots more quickly.

That’s probably not a good sign for the LEAF, and perhaps not for pure EVs in the U.S. right now, as Plugincars Editor Brad Berman correctly points out. It seems to underscore a comparative lack of demand, or, at the very least, less demand for the LEAF than many – including SolarChargedDriving.Com – anticipated a couple of years ago.

Of course, I haven’t helped the EV movement, or the PV + EV movement myself, thanks to unusual personal circumstances that mean we won’t be purchasing an EV to add to our home solar PV for at least another couple of years.

Not able to quit Big Oil yet
For that, I feel a bit guilty – not to mention just plain frustrated that I have to wait longer to quit Big Oil and to do more to address climate change, which, if you haven’t noticed lately, is really starting to intensify, especially in the United States.

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Of course, I did try a few months ago to swing an unusual EV deal for us so that we could get into an EV for a year before we leave the U.S. for a full year thereafter.

However, none of the three Denver area LEAF dealerships to which I proposed an unconventional one-year LEAF lease with no money down a couple of months ago in exchange for lots of coverage on SolarChargedDriving.Com, responded positively.

Given the fact that some Nissan dealerships are reportedly offering discounts of $5,000 or more off the sticker price of a new LEAF in addition to any federal and state tax credits, I wonder if some of those same Denver area Nissan dealers might bite on my one-year lease deal proposal now 😉

Maybe I should try again — what do you think?

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