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Preview: 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL

Today marks the beginning of a journey for EV Pulse, as Nissan just dropped a 2021 Nissan Leaf for us. We’ll get to keep the electric hatchback for 3 months.

Throughout the course of the loan, we’ll take it on some adventures, talk about some of the features, and really spend time living with a mainstream EV that’s different from the Tesla we currently keep regularly in the garage.

Our loaner comes to us with a smidgen over 3,000 miles on the clock, and is a loaded SL Plus in Sunset Drift (a $395 premium color), splash guards ($200 and a must where it weathers), and carpeted floor mats and a nice cargo area mat ($190).

When you factor in the $925 delivery charge, our little Leaf is $45,630. But remember, it is still eligible for up to $7,500 in a federal tax credit, plus state and local incentives can lower that even more.

Heck, some dealerships are even discounting the Leaf more, with lease deals at $100 or less.

In addition to some adventures, we’re looking forward to checking out Nissan’s connected services, mobile app, and the Concierge service.

Our question for you, dear reader, is what would you like to see? Any ideas of something you’d like us to do with the car? Perhaps you have some questions you haven’t seen answered in other reviews? Please ask in the comment section below.

Stay tuned for regular updates with the Nissan Leaf as get to spend some real quality time with it.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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