Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Sometime this month, a Nissan LEAF will delivered to the first Puerto Rican buyer, marking the first time ever that a mass-produced electric vehicle found a buyer in Puerto Rico.

Leave it to Nissan to obtain to honor of one more first in the electric vehicle world.

As Hybrid Cars reports:

"Orders are being taken by Nissan dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja..."

"The entry level S trim level Leaf starts at a higher-than-mainland-U.S.-price of $33,480."

"A new law, 81-2014, was approved July 2 to reimburse 100-percent of the import tariffs for every eligible new-tech vehicle. For the Leaf, this is estimated at $7,070.76, or approximately 21 percent."

So, with incentives in place, Nissan immediately took action to begin selling to LEAF in Puerto Rico.  Generally, this seems to fit Nissan's stance that once the infrastructure and incentives are in place, the automaker will sell the LEAF there.

Hybrid Cars adds:

"...there is an agreement between power utility company PREPA and Nissan to install more stations, including a Level 3 station. These will use the CHAdeMO connector standard Nissan has adopted."

Source: Hybrid Cars