Two New England electric utilities are helping their customers buy new Nissan LEAF electric cars. Eversource, which operates in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, is running its promotion through July 2, and the “New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) will run its promotion in New Hampshire until June 30.Both promotions allow a customer to buy a Nissan LEAF for a price that is reduced by $3,000 from MSRP. Combined with a federal tax incentive of $7,500, along with possible state incentives, this would give some customers the ability to buy new cars that they would otherwise find much more difficult to fit into their budgets.
Both utilities want their customers also to note that the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2018 LEAF has fallen from what it had been the previous year to below $29,990. This is $690 below the MSRP of the 2017 model.
The newer LEAF has a range of up to 150 miles on a single charge. It can be charged at home with 120-volt power, but can also be plugged into 240-volt.
The LEAF also has an option called Pro-PILOT Assist, which helps guide the car. It limits the car to a safe distance from the car in front of it and keeps its car centered in its lane. It has an available emergency brake that detects pedestrians.
Eversource materials note the benefits of electric vehicles, saying “The transportation sector is among the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Drivers who make the switch to electric vehicles help reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions, benefiting every New Englander for generations to come.”
“We want to help customers have access to the best local deals available on new zero-emission vehicles,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “We’re excited about the future of electric vehicles and to be doing our part to assist New England in achieving its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. We’re committed to saving our customers money and protecting our planet.”
Customers of either of these utilities may be able to benefit from the promotions to buy a Nissan LEAF. Those who have accounts with Eversource may learn more by visiting www.eversource.com and be prepared to present an electric bill to participate. NHEC members can learn more about NHEC electric vehicle promotions at www.nhec.com/drive-electric.
Customers can find nearby Nissan dealers at https://www.nissanusa.com/dealers.