The Nissan Leaf is now one of just a handful of electric vehicles (EVs) available for less than $40,000 drive-away across Australia, but you’ve got to be quick to make the most of the savings.

    Until May 31, 2024, Nissan has cut the price of the base Leaf to $39,990 drive-away nationwide, bringing it in line with the MG 4 Excite 51 and MG ZS EV Excite as the equal second-cheapest EVs on sale in Australia.

    Nissan’s Leaf e+, which is powered by a larger battery for greater driving range, also benefits from drive-away pricing throughout the month of May, starting from $49,990.

    You can read the terms and conditions of the offer on Nissan’s website.

    The drive-away offer represents a significant reduction on the $50,990 before on-road costs list price of the entry-level Leaf, and the Leaf e+’s $61,490 price tag.

    Drive-away pricing for the Nissan Leaf normally ranges from $53,025 (ACT) to $56,854 (WA), while the Leaf e+ normally ranges from $63,525 (ACT) to $68,063 (WA) drive-away.

    The standard Nissan Leaf features a front-mounted electric motor which produces 110kW of power and 320Nm of torque, fed by a 39kWh battery delivering a WLTP range of 270km.

    Leaf e+ variants upgrade to a 160kW/340Nm electric motor and a 62kWh battery, resulting in its WLTP range increasing to 385km.

    It’s worth noting the Nissan Leaf is one of the only EVs in Australia which uses a CHAdeMO charger when using DC power, rather than the more common CCS charger in most other models.

    As reported earlier this year, production of the Nissan Leaf in the UK was due to end in March, leaving a question mark over whether Australia would be able to switch to another factory for supply or if the model will no longer be built for local showrooms.

    CarExpert has contacted Nissan Australia for comment on its plans for the Leaf moving forward.

    The Leaf isn’t the only EV to receive a sharp discount of late. Peugeot has slashed over $25,000 off the drive-away price of new and demonstrator MY23 e-2008 electric SUVs purchased and delivered before June 30.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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