Nissan Leaf - Electric Car £10,831 (Possible £9,879.10) plus £70 a month battery lease.  Saving £20,989/£21,941 off RRP. From drivethedeal.com
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Nissan Leaf - Electric Car £10,831 (Possible £9,879.10) plus £70 a month battery lease. Saving £20,989/£21,941 off RRP. From drivethedeal.com

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Found 10th Oct 2013
Drive the Deal's Deal of the week

Frankly, we couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this deal for the Nissan Leaf. Drive the Deal is currently offering a 5-door Visia Flex model for £10,831 - which is a massive saving on the £20,989 list price and also includes the Government's £5,000 electric vehicle grant. If you can prove you own a previous-generation Nissan Leaf or Toyota Prius, however, things get even better, as you get an extra discount, which means you end up with a final price of just £9,879.10.

Remember that Flex models of the Leaf require you to lease the battery from Nissan, however, which starts at £70 per month for three years and gives you an annual mileage limit of 7,500.

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pretty good but £70 a month £840 a year for 7, 500 miles would be the same as a cheap diesel. so its not going to be cheaper but its the best deal if you want to get electric car. so hot from me

lease the battery? only 7.500 miles and charges if you go over?

looks like a phone contract, but for a car, this is how they will make sure you dont get the cheap driving electric cars promised, theyll make you pay the same, no escape!

you rent the battery? so what if someone wants a pay as you go tariff car? For nearly a thousand pounds, a supermini can comfortably achieve this 7500 mileage allowance and costs about half the outlay while making you look just as stingy/inadequate.
Edited by: "frank321" 10th Oct 2013

swafe

lease the battery? only 7.500 miles and charges if you go over?looks like … lease the battery? only 7.500 miles and charges if you go over?looks like a phone contract, but for a car, this is how they will make sure you dont get the cheap driving electric cars promised, theyll make you pay the same, no escape!



It's Two Thirds off and £10k for a new full sized electric car, how can you moan about that?

I think even at full price you still had to lease the battery. If you wanted to do more miles I'm sure they would just increase price or monthly payments to suit. I doubt it'll suddenly become £20k to buy or £140 a month.

If your really interested in an electric car it's certainly worth checking out, if your not then why read this thread? You know there's 1,374,266 other deals on HUKD that you can have a moan at.

Original Poster

Gozer

It's Two Thirds off and £10k for a new full sized electric car, how can … It's Two Thirds off and £10k for a new full sized electric car, how can you moan about that?I think even at full price you still had to lease the battery. If you wanted to do more miles I'm sure they would just increase price or monthly payments to suit. I doubt it'll suddenly become £20k to buy or £140 a month.If your really interested in an electric car it's certainly worth checking out, if your not then why read this thread? You know there's 1,374,266 other deals on HUKD that you can have a moan at.



Doing 12,000 miles a year means the monthly lease goes up to £93. Worth it imo for £23 p.m. The Nissan website has a calculator so that you can put whatever mileage / lease term that suits you. It buy them outright is £5,000 so better to lease them as it's half the price and if you need a new set of batteries they will provide them free under the lease.

so it is working out just over 11p a mile at this price for the battery. I thought electric cars are there to save you money. From my old diesel Astra I get approx. 11p a mile plus with electrics you get inconvinience of charging the battery.

This is not at all tempting in any way.. financially its not great, for example I drive ~700 miles per month commuting in my nice comfy leather clad Alfa it costs me £100 in fuel for that distance, so with the Nissan it would cost me £70 rent + electricity. So similar fuel costs. I am sure it would be a similar story for many.

I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £8 on a good drive. No need to charge it, no need to pay monthly rent (even if the miles are not used) and I would expect the power on the Prius' to be much better than the leaf.
Edited by: "abusaleh" 11th Oct 2013

Why does it say £20k saving?
It costs 10k, list price is 20k. It's a 10k saving.

I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR WHEN IT FIRST DID? ANYWAY I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

THEY **LEASE** YOU THE BATTERY. HAS ANYONE WONDERED WHY THEY DO THAT?

(WATCH THE FILM "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR") AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME ANSWERS..

Essentially, the reason they leased it because if it became an iPhone craze then they would probably pretend that some very dangerous fault with the batteries and all need to be recalled and thus there you have it MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS OF THE ROAD*

And so the oil companies can sleep easy.

and we all live happily ever after.
Edited by: "knowitall5" 10th Oct 2013

knowitall5

I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT … I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR WHEN IT FIRST DID? ANYWAY I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.THEY **LEASE** YOU THE BATTERY. HAS ANYONE WONDERED WHY THEY DO THAT?(WATCH THE FILM "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR") AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME ANSWERS..Essentially, the reason they leased it because if it became an iPhone craze then they would probably pretend that some very dangerous fault with the batteries and all need to be recalled and thus there you have it MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS OF THE ROAD*And so the oil companies can sleep easy.and we all live happily ever after.

Banned

knowitall5

I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT … I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR WHEN IT FIRST DID? ANYWAY I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.THEY **LEASE** YOU THE BATTERY. HAS ANYONE WONDERED WHY THEY DO THAT?(WATCH THE FILM "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR") AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME ANSWERS..Essentially, the reason they leased it because if it became an iPhone craze then they would probably pretend that some very dangerous fault with the batteries and all need to be recalled and thus there you have it MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS OF THE ROAD*And so the oil companies can sleep easy.and we all live happily ever after.



You can always bet on HKUD to have a hippie see you next Tuesday.

I think I'll 'leaf' this deal alone (_;)

knowitall5

I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT … I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR WHEN IT FIRST DID? ANYWAY I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.THEY **LEASE** YOU THE BATTERY. HAS ANYONE WONDERED WHY THEY DO THAT?(WATCH THE FILM "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR") AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME ANSWERS..Essentially, the reason they leased it because if it became an iPhone craze then they would probably pretend that some very dangerous fault with the batteries and all need to be recalled and thus there you have it MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS OF THE ROAD*And so the oil companies can sleep easy.and we all live happily ever after.



Stop SHOUTING!

Turn off the Caps Lock knowitall5 - that's the equivalent of shouting on the internet and just makes you look like an idiot.

What a pants deal.

£70 a month battery 'rental'
7500 mileage limit
A £1,000 discount for repeat suckers discount

I think I'll pass, enjoy being poor and eco!

abusaleh

I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good … I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good drive. No need to charge it, no need to pay monthly rent (even if the miles are not used) and I would expect the power on the Prius' to be much better than the leaf.


100 miles with about £80 on a good drive, that's why we don't drive prius , £80
will do 450 miles in my saab 1.9tid.

Better buying the battery to get most most long term savings.
After 5 years you will have paid the £5k in lease fees and have nothing to show for it. Buying you will have no milage limit and have 80% of the original capacity

knowitall5

I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT … I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR WHEN IT FIRST DID? ANYWAY I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.THEY **LEASE** YOU THE BATTERY. HAS ANYONE WONDERED WHY THEY DO THAT?(WATCH THE FILM "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR") AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME ANSWERS..Essentially, the reason they leased it because if it became an iPhone craze then they would probably pretend that some very dangerous fault with the batteries and all need to be recalled and thus there you have it MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS OF THE ROAD*And so the oil companies can sleep easy.and we all live happily ever after.



They lease the batteries because the batteries will most likely be dead at some point in the next 3 years and need replacing. It would be suicide for any manufacturer to push the responsibility for the battery to the consumer because you would see headlines in the sun for £5k replacement batteries.

Have you ever tried to get a laptop battery replaced under warranty - very difficult job. In fact all manufacturers have clear rules surrounding battery warranty because its a physical property of them to degrade over many charge cycles.

Your far more likely to charge a car every day and at irregular intervals than a laptop.

It's also entirely possible that if every car in the world needed a battery that due to a shortage of materials you would see a very large increase in battery costs across the board.

The electric car killed itself, battery technology is just not good enough - that's why fuel cells have sparked interest, you negate the battery issues but again they have their own problems.

We need hydrogen, we need to figure out how to separate it from sea water on an industrial scale and then we need a government who builds us an electricity infrastructure to power the sea water to hydrogen plants (which realistically would have to be nuclear fission as its carbon free and the excess capacity overnight could conveniently power hydrogen generation).

The beauty of hydrogen would be that in theory you could convert the internal combustion engine to run on it.

abusaleh

I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good … I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good drive. No need to charge it, no need to pay monthly rent (even if the miles are not used) and I would expect the power on the Prius' to be much better than the leaf.



I have a MK II prius and I get about 120 miles off £10 give or take. Surely your figures are wrong or your Prius needs to be serviced?!

abusaleh

I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good … I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good drive. No need to charge it, no need to pay monthly rent (even if the miles are not used) and I would expect the power on the Prius' to be much better than the leaf.

slinkyuk

Better buying the battery to get most most long term savings.After 5 … Better buying the battery to get most most long term savings.After 5 years you will have paid the £5k in lease fees and have nothing to show for it. Buying you will have no milage limit and have 80% of the original capacity



I think he meant 1000 miles. its about 10mpg on 100 miles



Your battery will be toast after 5 years. No chance of seeing 80% after 5 years/35k+ miles.

Banned

Gozer

It's Two Thirds off and £10k for a new full sized electric car, how can … It's Two Thirds off and £10k for a new full sized electric car, how can you moan about that?I think even at full price you still had to lease the battery. If you wanted to do more miles I'm sure they would just increase price or monthly payments to suit. I doubt it'll suddenly become £20k to buy or £140 a month.If your really interested in an electric car it's certainly worth checking out, if your not then why read this thread? You know there's 1,374,266 other deals on HUKD that you can have a moan at.

pointless post. Go away.

Great deal if you live near London and work in the Congestion Charge Zone. That way savings will add up. Not sure about elsewhere though if you compare it to a nearly new eco combustion engine car.

Spod

Turn off the Caps Lock knowitall5 - that's the equivalent of shouting on … Turn off the Caps Lock knowitall5 - that's the equivalent of shouting on the internet and just makes you look like an idiot.

grow up mate !!

What are the second hand values like for these leafs?

driving Saab 95 (2002) 2.3t guess how much it costs me per mile 16p and that's when I'm stuck most of the time in the traffic. you ask how - LPG. LPG is only 69p per litre and emission is almost non existent as I can get exemption from Congestion Charge in London.
I honestly don't know why people don't convert their cars. been driving on LPG for at least 7 years now and never had a problem.
as for the deal I know a company who converted all their cars into electric. And guess how many meetings did MD miss because of him having Leaf ;-) nice little car but not to commute from/to London. just shopping at best

Spod

Turn off the Caps Lock knowitall5 - that's the equivalent of shouting on … Turn off the Caps Lock knowitall5 - that's the equivalent of shouting on the internet and just makes you look like an idiot.



Why bother, he got his message over so good luck to him

But no one has commented on the 'car' - it's hideous!

Why do nurds' cars have to look like nurds' cars?
Edited by: "Besford" 11th Oct 2013

Where you save is the congestion charge, which saves you £10 a day or around £200 a month.

swafe

lease the battery? only 7.500 miles and charges if you go over?



I suppose you've got to expect to pay - the Leaf doesn't grow on trees you know.

Besford

But no one has commented on the 'car' - it's hideous!Why do nurds' cars … But no one has commented on the 'car' - it's hideous!Why do nurds' cars have to look like nurds' cars?


Have you seen Teslas offerings?

I'll stick to my Sinclair C5.

knowitall5

I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT … I WAS IMPRESSED WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF THESE CARS COMING OUT, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR WHEN IT FIRST DID? ANYWAY I KNEW IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.THEY **LEASE** YOU THE BATTERY. HAS ANYONE WONDERED WHY THEY DO THAT?(WATCH THE FILM "WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR") AND YOU MIGHT GET SOME ANSWERS..Essentially, the reason they leased it because if it became an iPhone craze then they would probably pretend that some very dangerous fault with the batteries and all need to be recalled and thus there you have it MILLIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS OF THE ROAD*And so the oil companies can sleep easy.and we all live happily ever after.


stop shouting

bargainbill

They lease the batteries because the batteries will most likely be dead … They lease the batteries because the batteries will most likely be dead at some point in the next 3 years and need replacing. It would be suicide for any manufacturer to push the responsibility for the battery to the consumer because you would see headlines in the sun for £5k replacement batteries.Have you ever tried to get a laptop battery replaced under warranty - very difficult job. In fact all manufacturers have clear rules surrounding battery warranty because its a physical property of them to degrade over many charge cycles. Your far more likely to charge a car every day and at irregular intervals than a laptop.It's also entirely possible that if every car in the world needed a battery that due to a shortage of materials you would see a very large increase in battery costs across the board.The electric car killed itself, battery technology is just not good enough - that's why fuel cells have sparked interest, you negate the battery issues but again they have their own problems.We need hydrogen, we need to figure out how to separate it from sea water on an industrial scale and then we need a government who builds us an electricity infrastructure to power the sea water to hydrogen plants (which realistically would have to be nuclear fission as its carbon free and the excess capacity overnight could conveniently power hydrogen generation).The beauty of hydrogen would be that in theory you could convert the internal combustion engine to run on it.



Wouldn't that leave us with no water eventually?

dirge

Wouldn't that leave us with no water eventually?



It's certainly one way to deal with rising sea levels!!

TiscaliSurvivor

Why bother, he got his message over so good luck to him



Actually I couldn't bother reading the content of his message because he shouted it and I'd guess that quite a few others ignored it for the same reason, so he didn't really get much of a message across to me! Yeah, good luck to him if he keeps shouting - he'll need some luck if he carries on that way ... Muppet!

kvn618

pretty good but £70 a month £840 a year for 7, 500 miles would be the s … pretty good but £70 a month £840 a year for 7, 500 miles would be the same as a cheap diesel. so its not going to be cheaper but its the best deal if you want to get electric car. so hot from me

you can easily get 10p a mile from a diesel so this is more expensive without factoring in the cost of charging

Jeez is it National Obtuse week again already?
If you want a NIssan Leaf then its a good deal...if you don't then move along, nothing for you here.
Heat+

abusaleh

I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good … I have my mk2 Prius and gives me 100 miles with about £80 on a good drive. No need to charge it, no need to pay monthly rent (even if the miles are not used) and I would expect the power on the Prius' to be much better than the leaf.


Haha... Didn't notice the extra 0 I added to this. Sorry, meant £8 per 100miles!!!

I've been looking at the Leaf seriously as a second car and I can tell you that the savings quoted are based on the non-flex models (they come with a battery in the price) where as the Flex model (where you have to lease the battery) list prices are substantially cheaper.

I believe the RRP on the Flex modell is circa £15k (after Govt grant) to compete with the Renault Zoe that is circa £12k (after Govt grant).
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