Consumers looking to purchase a new Nissan Leaf could find themselves saving some green this year.
The 2013 Leaf will retail for $6,000 less than the previous model, the company announced Monday at the Detroit auto show. The S-series, Nissan’s newest model in a line of battery-powered all-electric vehicles, will cost $28,800.
In California, the $7,500 federal electric-vehicle tax credit and a $2,500 state rebate could drop the price as low as $18,800. The new models will go on sale in February.
The company slashed prices in part to boost lackluster sales of the Leaf, which Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn predicted would jump 50% worldwide in 2012. Sales of the Leaf increased only 22% last year, and U.S. sales of the car were less than half Ghosn’s 20,000-unit goal.