Nissan announced that starting today until July 31st that its local dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja (west of San Juan), will begin accepting pre-sale orders for the 2015 Leaf. Prices for the basic model begins at $33,480. A new law (Law 81-2014 approved July 2nd, 2014) reimburses 100% of the import tariffs for every vehicle, and its purpose is to promote the sales of new vehicle technologies with less contamination. For the Leaf, this amount is calculated to be $7,070.76 (approximately 21%). The first actual Leaf deliveries will begin in August.
Here is the news in Spanish from the largest local newspaper, El Nuevo Dia:
According to the article, there are 52 Level 2 charging stations on the island, but according to PlugShare there are 11. One is at the same street near my sister's home in San Juan, and one about two miles south of my home. There is an agreement between our power utility company PREPA and Nissan to install more stations, including a Level 3 station (using the ChaDeMo connector).
GM, you lost the EV race here! BMW announced that it will sell the new i3 here. And I can easily guess that our local Mercedes-Benz dealer will offer the "B-Series" electric model here, too.