Up to 40% Off List in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Via Organizations’ Negotiated Discount Option
Buyers of all-electric Nissan Leaf cars in Minnesota and Wisconsin can get up to 40% off the retail price this month when combining the federal tax credit for EVs with a program run by partners including Drive Electric Minnesota, the local Twin Cities Clean Cites organization – and Kline Nissan, of Maplewood, Minn.
The program allows consumers “a way to significantly reduce the purchase price of a 2016 Leaf SV, Adam Bazille of Kline Nissan said in a release. “The range is now 107 miles, 27% more than the base model and all 2015 models.”
“This is the first time that consumers in our region will have the opportunity to reduce the purchase price of an EV by using a negotiated discount option,” said Brendan Jordan of Drive Electric Minnesota and the Great Plains Institute.
First of Many?
“This model has been successful in other parts of the country to significantly increase the number of EVs on the road,” Jordan said. “We hope that this is just the first of many EV discounts we are able to promote.”
Interested consumers have until March 31 to request a voucher via www.driveelectricmn.org, and bring the voucher into Kline Nissan to begin the EV purchase process. The voucher is only valid during the month of March.
ZEF for Charging
The Nissan Leaf negotiated discount program is supported by a diverse group of electric vehicle champions including non-governmental organizations, electric utilities, electric vehicle owners, and electric vehicle infrastructure companies.
Consumers who take advantage of the bulk buy program are also eligible to use ZEF Energy DC fast chargers free-of-charge for two years via Nissan’s “No Charge To Charge” program from Nissan. ZEF Energy has 11 fast chargers in Minneosota (and growing), allowing an EV driver to charge his battery from 30% to 80% in as little as 15 minutes.
EVs at the Twin Cities Auto Show
“Even though 90% of charging occurs at home, our growing network of DC fast chargers give EV drivers to confidence to travel further from home and not worry about battery range.” said Matthew Blacker of ZEF Energy.
Also of interest in Minneapolis-St. Paul area, the Twin Cities Auto Show will include an “Electric Room” beginning this weekend and running March 12-20.
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Source: Drive Minnesota with Fleets & Fuels follow-up