100-mile all-electric is enough to change the balance. [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Nissan_Leaf_BEV.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Aug. 11, 2009 Nissan Leaf BEV – Confirmed to be priced between $25 and $33,000 USD. At the Center for Automotive Research seminar in Traverse City, MI last week, Nissan made some unusually bold statements regarding its just announced “Leaf” BEV. According to Larry Dominique, Nissan North America's vice president for product planning, Nissan's upcoming leaf could outsell Toyota's Prius because unlike hybrids, owners of the Leaf will incur a much lower total cost of ownership while saving the environment. "Hybrids won't get you there and PHEVs won't get you there," Dominique told reporters on the sidelines at the conference. Nissan will introduce the Leaf for somewhere in the $25,000 to $33,000 dollar range which is slightly more than the Prius. Nissan will introduce the Leaf first to business and government fleet customers in the United States, Japan and Europe next year and the consumer market place in 2011. The Li-Ion batteries are ready and if Nissan has somehow sourced them for a price that makes sense, you can be sure the BEV will soon be a reality for the rest of us.