Nissan has found a creative way for new owners of battery-electric vehicles to find a solution in case their new Leaf isn’t sufficient to accomplish specific tasks. How? Through a partnership with Turo.
When you buy a 2021 Nissan Leaf, you also get a $350 credit for Turo, which is one of the leading car-sharing platforms. This means you get access to a wide range of available vehicles on Turo in case your Leaf isn’t big enough to haul that bed you impulsively bought at IKEA.
“Nissan understands our Leaf customers and we know that there are times when they may need a different vehicle for a specific occasion,” said Aditya Jairaj, director of EV marketing and sales strategy at Nissan for the U.S. market. “With this offer, LEAF owners get a great electric vehicle that suits their everyday driving, but if they want a different vehicle to help move or take a large family on a road trip, Nissan and Turo are giving them options.”
This new program follows a six-month Nissan Experience Test Drive pilot that allowed consumers to book extended test drives of Nissan vehicles on Turo back in 2019. Over the last six months, Nissan and Turo tested the program with dealers in Denver, Phoenix, and Washington D.C.
Currently, the 2021 Nissan Leaf is one of the more affordable EVs on the market. The base Leaf S starts at $32,620 while the long-range Leaf Plus checks in at $39,200.