In support of the state’s Drive Electric Hawaii program, two utility organizations have collaborated up to offer rebates of up to $10,000 notwithstanding government incentives, for those that buy a brand new Nissan LEAF.
Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) and Hawaiian Electric Co. are running the new arrangement until March 2017.
Kansas City Power and Light ran much a similar deal a year ago and consumers were acquiring new Nissan LEAFs for under $12,000, after all discounts and incentives. With the aid of the program, Missouri extended its EV drivers from 50 to more than 1,200 in 2015 alone.
As per KIUC, consumers can get a LEAF beginning at $13,500. The aggregate rebates in Hawaii, through this program, will add up to $17,500, which happens to come from the LEAF’s beginning cost of $31,000. On top of all this, the utility is making a point to remind potential purchasers that the auto is gas and oil free, and needs very little to none maintenance.
Hawaii has set an objective of turning into a state that functions on 100 percent renewable energy. Hawaiian Electric representative, Shelee Kimura said: Drive Electric Hawaii assists residents “save money, reduce tailgate emissions and help cut our state’s dependence on fossil fuels.”
The Hawaiian islands are small, and right now depend intensely on solar energy. Some EV proprietors look to their electric autos as a second vehicle for city driving. At this value, Drive Electric Hawaii hopes that the concept begins to take off.