Nissan announced that in the Netherlands electric cars can be bought with incredibly generous incentives - for less than 25% of MSRP or below €5,000 ($6,600)!
All thanks to a set of subsidies and a scrappage program. However, those prices are for versions without battery packs included so if you prefer owning battery pack you must add some €6,000.
Everything begins with €7,000 for all EVs or €10,000 for vans and taxi:
"A nationwide EV support scheme sees an automatic €3,000 taken from the list price of an electric van or taxi and this is then supplemented by local municipal EV subsidies of up to €7,000."
Then local initiatives enters the game. Rotterdam is leading the pack:
"The city of Rotterdam is offering business buyers €2,500 scrappage incentives which, together with other state-funded subsidies, can bring the price of the newly-launched e-NV200 Visia Flex down to just €4,950. The same discount opportunities can bring the price of a new Nissan LEAF down from €24,110 to just €7,450."
"EV users in the city also benefit from one year of free parking in the city centre and can enjoy subsidies of up to €1,450 if they install a home charger using green electricity. The city is also expanding its own public quick charger network."
"Figures (excluding VAT) based on Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 Flex, before monthly battery hire."
"Rotterdam's scrappage subsidy is only available to the first 5,000 applicants and orders need to have been placed before December with deliveries by the end of the year."
Jordi Vila, Managing Director Nissan Netherlands stated:
"By scrapping older vehicles and incentivising buyers to replace them with zero-emission electric vehicles, Rotterdam is taking a huge step in improving air quality. Vehicles like Nissan e-NV200 and Nissan LEAF are ideal for city-based fleets as well as for private motorists who want to make a difference to the quality of life in their home town."
In Amsterdam, incentives are high and bring the price of e-NV200 Visia Flex down to just €5,650.
"It is fantastic to see the municipalities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam supporting the take-up of electric vehicles for both consumers and businesses. The environmental and financial benefits of this technology are clear even without incentives. This new scheme makes our already competitively priced Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 the best value new vehicles available - now really is the time to make the change while these incentives last."
Jean-Pierre Diernaz, EV Director, Nissan Europe, commented:
"As businesses continue to be cost conscious while the economy recovers, the Nissan e-NV200 delivers incredible savings for businesses right across Europe. Running costs are as little as €0.02 per km thanks to 40 per cent lower servicing costs and fuel costs up to four times cheaper than those of diesel vehicles. These additional incentives in the Netherlands mean that businesses can revolutionise their day-today deliveries and cost-base for minimal outlay."
How the Rotterdam and Amsterdam discount has been calculated:
List Price (excl. VAT)
Cost after incentives - ROTTERDAM
Cost after incentives - AMSTERDAM