This week, Nissan announced a number of changes to their Leaf electric car that will extend its useable range to 124 miles at the same time as halving charge time. In an article with the latest eco leasing news, Nissan said that bringing production to the UK Washington site would give them a chance to aim at the lease-car market in the UK.
The battery will be leased separately at about £70 per month, but offsetting of fuel costs makes this a really low figure for a business used car that spends its time in cities and within twenty miles of base.
Fiat have launched a 500e electric car in California with a 120 mile range, it the US deal is repeated over hear, the vehicle with be available on a £140 per month lease.General Motors is to invest 4bn Euros in Opel in Europe. This points towards heavy investment at the Merseyside plant that already has the Astra and hybrids contracts
Used cars values are riding high. Driven by a shortage of stock for dealers, this normal ebb and flow of stock is a reaction to customers waiting into the New Year before swapping a car. As a result, cars a year older in January than they were in December will go up in value.