Nissan announced it is adding the all-electric Leaf to its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles program.

According to Nissan, beginning this September, Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Nissan Leaf vehicles will be backed by the company the way its other conventional vehicles are.

In addition to the existing 8-year/100,000 mile battery warranty coverage protecting against defects in materials and workmanship, and 5 year/60,000 mile coverage for battery capacity loss below 9 bars of capacity as shown by the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge, Nissan will extend the EV system and powertrain warranty coverage to 7 years or 100,000 miles under this CPO program.

“As more Nissan Leaf vehicles enter the used car market, we know it’s important for Nissan to provide the second owners the same confidence in the car that the original owner enjoyed,” said Erik Gottfried, director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing for Nissan. “Adding Leaf to the Nissan Certified Pre-Owned program is a natural next step to strengthen the position of Leaf as the world’s No. 1 all-electric car for the mass market.”

Other benefits offered with the Nissan Certified Pre-Owned program include:

  • Comprehensive quality assurance vehicle inspection
  • CARFAX Vehicle History Report with 90-day CARFAX Buyback Guarantee
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance
  • A no-cost, three-month subscription to Sirius-XM Satellite Radio
  • Car rental reimbursement
  • Trip interruption coverage

To qualify for the CPO program, Nissan said a Leaf must have less than 60,000 miles, be less than 5 years from its original in-service date, have a clear CARFAX vehicle history report and pass a 167- point comprehensive quality inspection. The vehicle must also have a minimum of 9 bars of battery capacity, out of 12 total, as represented on the vehicle battery capacity level gauge.

At the beginning of the program, Nissan said it will offer special finance rates as low as 0.9 percent for 36 months on certified pre-owned Leaf vehicles through Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.