This Utility Company's $14,000 Nissan Leaf Deal Can Set a Nationwide Trend for Cheap EVs
What Salt River Project (SRP) did is a rebate, negotiated with Nissan. SRP is of course Arizona's largest utility services provider. Thanks to its group deal, negotiated with Nissan, all SRP customers can buy a new 2017 Nissan Leaf costing a total of #14,000. This means a $10,000 rebate in addition to what the state already provides.
This is how the price of $14,000 for a new Nissan Leaf is calculated. The MSRP is $31,000. Ad to this the $7,500 federal tax credit and the $10,000 dollars negotiated with SRP for its customers and as a result the qualified Arizona residents can purchase a new Nissan Leaf for the half price of the MSRP.
SRP's special offer for the 2017 Nissan Leaf can be seen here. Besides, SRP also tweeted the news on its twitter page.
SRP customers: @NissanElectric is offering a $10,000 off incentive toward a new 2017 Nissan #LEAF! https://t.co/5Myx2yCObs #driveelectric pic.twitter.com/ji6plaLeQi
— Salt River Project (@SRPconnect) June 29, 2017
SRP Offer Details for a 2017 Nissan Leaf
First you have to find your Nissan Leaf visiting Nissan USA's website if you are an SRP customer. Then contact any Nissan dealership in Maricopa County to make sure cars are available. After this go to the dealership with your SRP bill and the code: G66723. Once you are ready to purchase your Leaf, present both the copy of your bill and the code to the dealer. According to the information on SRP's webste Nissan Is responsible for paying the incentive.
Rules of SRP Nissan Leaf Deal
According to the information available on SRP's website this special offer is available only from July 1st though July 31st of 2017, or while supplies last. The $10,000 incentive is offf MSRP. The tax, title, license and other options are not included in the offer. Nissan dealership sets the actual price for the car and this offer can't be combined with Nissan's current special rates or rebates.
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According to Arizona Republic "an SRP customer who owns a gas-powered car with a combined miles-per-gallon rating of 25, and who drives about 24 miles a day, can save an estimated $778 a year switching to a new Leaf. Those estimates factor in an increase in annual electricity bills offset by elimination of gasoline expenses."
Will Other Utility Companies Follow?
SRP's special Nissan Leaf offer to its customers could be something that other utility companies will copy. SRP will sell more electricity if its customers drive electric cars vs gas powered cars. This is also good for the environment of a given area. I don't see a reason why other utility companies across the nation shouldn't follow SRP's lead in this unique and great opportunity.
Update: AEP Ohio is also doing the same thing for its customers offering 10,000 dollar discount on 2017 Nissan Leaf.