Exciting to see Nissan announce Canadian pricing for its Leaf electric car today. Disappointing to see that Canadians will have to pay more than $5,000 more than Americans at a time when the Canadian dollar is worth more than the U.S. greenback. What’s with that? I mean, a couple of thousand more, maybe I can see the reasoning. But having to pay $38,395 Canadian for the base model when you can get the same thing for $32,780 U.S. south of the border? That’s just a ripoff.
Nissan has to come up with a pretty good reason to justify the higher cost if it wants Canadians to buy in. Personally, I was interested in the Leaf until this pricetag shocker, so I may wait now for Ford to launch its Focus Electric in Canada. This seems like a brazen attempt by Nissan to soak up the generous $8,500 rebate being offered to electric car buyers in Ontario.
So, Nissan, what the dilio?