01/25/2017

Hawaiian Electric, Nissan offer $10k rebate on Leaf electric car purchases

This story appeared in the Pacific Business News on Wednesday, January 25

Hawaiian Electric Co. and Nissan North America are partnering to offer utility customers a $10,000 rebate off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on the Nissan Leaf electric sedan at participating dealerships, the Honolulu-based utility said this week.

Hawaiian Electric said that no ratepayer funds are being used for this rebate. All costs are being taken care of by Nissan North America.

“This offer has been quite successful on the Mainland, made for an electric vehicle deal through the electric utility to its customers,” Peter Rosegg, spokesman for Hawaiian Electric, said.

Customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Co. who buy a new 2016 or 2017 Leaf S, SV or SL can receive the rebate at purchase by presenting their electric bill and the flyer available by clicking here. The offer expires March 31, or while supplies last.

The offer is part of Hawaiian Electric’s effort under its Drive Electric Hawaii initiative to accelerate the adoption of more EVs in the state.

Combining the special rebate and $7,500 in federal tax incentives, utility customers could save up to $17,500. The 107-mile range 2017 Leaf, has a list price starting at $30,680.