A Canadian group seeking a low-priced bulk buy of Nissan’s electric car, the Leaf, has been rebuked by Nissan, reports the La Presse newspaper. Organizer Bruno Marcoux sought to replicate the success of a similar group in Colorado, which bought 248 Leafs for a much-lower-than-sticker price. Marcoux thought he was getting close, reports the automotive website The Truth About Cars. He had secured a group purchasing agreement with a local dealer in Montreal, in the province of Quebec, which, combined with government incentives and manufacturer buy-in, could have dropped the per-unit price to less than $20,000 in Canadian funds. The MSRP is $32,698. ‘We do not support this type of group purchasing initiative,’ said Nissan Canada president Joni Paiva.
Nissan Canada won’t allow a group buy of Nissan Leafs below list price. (PHOTO: NISSAN)