Carmaker Nissan has announced the pricing details of its new fully electric model, the Leaf, which is going on sale in the UK from February next year.
The manufacturer said that the zero-emission car would set consumers back £28,350, dropping to £23,350 when a £5,000 Government grant is included.
In February, the Labour Government announced that customers who opt for ultra-low carbon cars would get 25% off the price.
Currently, the 90mph car is being manufactured in Japan and the USA. However, production of the five-door vehicle is likely to start at Nissan's Sunderland plant in 2013.
The move would help to protect more than 2,000 jobs at the factory in north-east England.
Nissan International's sales and marketing senior vice president, Simon Thomas, said: "Nissan leads the industry by being the first automaker to offer an affordable zero-emission car. It's a pure electric vehicle, with no tailpipe emissions and very low running costs.
"Nissan Leaf may look similar to a compact family car, but its smoothness, acceleration and handling will surprise and impress drivers and passengers alike."
Leaf stands for Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car.
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