When the current model year of Nissan Leaf debuted, the starting price for the car was under $30,000 thanks to a 24kWh battery pack in the base version of the car. All other versions of the Leaf were fitted with a larger 30 kWh battery good for an additional 27% driving range.
That 24kWh battery pack has now been discontinued and all Leafs moving forward will be fitted with that larger battery pack. The catch is that the starting price has grown significantly as well. The 30 kWh Leaf base car now starts at $32,450.
That is a significant bump in price for the car. Nissan notes that the car also comes with the Quick Charge Pack as standard. Nissan will have much stiffer competition in the EV market when the Chevy Bolt hits dealerships this year. The Bolt goes much further on a charge but has a higher starting price.