Nissan LEAF Handily Steals KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Award
【Summary】The Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric car. Recently redesigned for 2018, the brand-new model is already winning accolades, like the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award.
Think of the money wasted maintaining a gasoline-powered car. Fuel, fluids (oil, coolant, transmission, etc.), belts, hoses – the list goes on and on. And not only do you waste money, but also time sitting around the repair shop. Low cost of ownership is just one of the ways EVs outdo their petrol-burning counterparts. For 2018, the Nissan LEAF proves the thriftiest EV of all, snagging Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the electric category.
Nissan introduces all-new LEAF
The 2018 Nissan LEAF went on sale in January as a completely redesigned model. An increased driving range and upgraded technology help define the second-generation car. Features like ProPilot Assist and the e-Pedal lend to the its efficiency. These advancements fall under Nissan's new Intelligent Mobility strategy.
"Nissan Intelligent Mobility is about applying the latest technology to set a new benchmark for exciting and safe driving and the all-new Nissan LEAF delivers on that in every way," said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV marketing and sales strategy. "In addition to the exhilarating drive, EVs are inherently less expensive to operate than gas-powered cars and the 2018 Nissan LEAF provides more range, content and technology at a lower MSRP than the previous generation, offering customers more value at a lower price."
Taking home the 5-Year Cost to Own Award
The fact that the LEAF won the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award, bodes well for the "Intelligent Mobility" tactic. Competition for the KBB prize is fierce, pitting all new EVS against one another. There's also a long list of criteria taken into account. Factors include expected depreciation, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees.
Of course, these are "projected" figures, given the LEAF has been on sale less than a month. In other words – your results may vary. However, the LEAF is the best-selling electric car in the word. And 300,000-plus buyers and KBB can't be completely wrong.
If you want to test KBB's theory, you can pick up a LEAF of your own for under $30,000.
Mia is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, L1, L2 and L3 Advanced Level Specialist. She has over 12 years of experience in the automotive industry and a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. These skills have been applied toward content writing, technical writing, inspections, consulting, automotive software engineering.
Tesla Model S Wagon Displayed in Geneva
Audi Reveals its Q4 e-tron Concept at the Geneva Motor Show
Goodyear Showcases Concept Tire for Flying Cars; 1950's Autonomous Vehicle
Kia to Premier Euro-spec Electric e-Soul at the Geneva Motor Show
Ford Developing Electric Mustang Crossover That CEO Says Will “Go Like Hell”
BMW to Premiere New Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles & Free EV Charging in Geneva
Honda Says EVs, Not Brexit, to Blame for Honda Plant Shutdown
EVgo Charging Network Powers 88% More EVs Than Last Year
- GM Holding Talks With NHTSA for Autonomous Cars Without Steering Wheels
- Pony.ai CEO Claims Autonomous Cars Coming to Public Roads in 5 Years
- MIT Teaching Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners
- Consumer Interest in Tesla Spells Bad News for the Rest of the EV Industry, Claims Bloomberg
- IBM Develops a Lithium-Ion Battery Using Minerals in Seawater to Replace Cobalt
- NVIDIA Unveils its New Jetson Zavier NX, the World’s Smallest AI Supercomputer
- Global Mining Group Rio Tinto Sets its Sights on California for Lithium Production
- Polestar Opens Dealership in Oslo, Will Focus on China, U.S., Europe in 2020
- Here’s What You Need to Know about the Porsche Taycan’s Battery, Suspension & More
- A New Patent Reveals Some More Details About Ford's All-electric F-150