The most significant factor in achieving this low monthly payment, comes from the fact that the lease also includes the $7,500 federal loan rebate transferred over to Nissan at time of purchase.
Now comes word from Nissan, (albeit indirectly from a obscure interview from this past plug-in 2010 conference with earth2017.com), from Trisha Jung, who is Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan, that if customers put their state incentive from the CVRP (Clean Vehicle Rebate Project) program directly towards their LEAF as well at the same time, it means they could be driving away in their new Nissan LEAF for “under $200,” a even significantly lower payment.
“As a example, if a consumer in California wanted to apply the $5,000 (tax rebate) in advance towards that lease price point, they would actually bring the lease down to under $200 a month.”
Sounds like a pretty good deal (and marketing angle) for Nissan to take advantage of…at least for the first 1,500-2,000 odd Californians it would apply to…and in other states with similar incentive type programs.
I have attached the video of Ms. Jung and Bill Roth (earth2017.com) below.
Fair Disclaimer: Readers might want to skip right to around the :57 mark, because the rest of the piece is just some very basic stuff, complete with some very campy reactions from Bill Roth at Plug-In 2010…I felt like at any moment Vince from Shamwow might finish up the interview.