Why are electric cars so expensive?

I'm considering buying a Nissan Leaf. There's an attractive offer on at the moment. Are they good value? Why are they so expensive? Surely there are fewer components.

Asked on 19 August 2017 by Nigel Kirton

Answered by Honest John
The cost is in the very expensive batteries. Better to buy the car at a lower price and to lease the battery. Then, when it starts to lose capacity, Nissan has to replace it.
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