One More Way To Get $3,000 Off On 2018 Nissan LEAF

APR 27 2018 BY MARK KANE 12

The recent $3,000 rebate on the new 2018 Nissan LEAF available for Green Mountain Power customers in Vermont has spread to other utilities.

2018 Nissan LEAF

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in California announced that its customers can save $3,000 on the new LEAF, too.

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The offer comes on top of all the other available rebates, including the $7,500 federal tax credit, which makes the LEAF cheaper by up to around 50% in some cases.

“At any authorized Nissan dealership, interested customers can show a recent copy of their PG&E bill, a valid photo ID and the flyer with the Fleet Certification Code found here. Family members are also eligible if they prove with a driver’s license that they reside at the same address as the customer on the PG&E bill. The discount is taken off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the purchase or finance of a 2018 Nissan LEAF EV and is available through July 2, 2018.”

Because these rebates rarely appear solo, you should check to see if any similar deals exist from your electricity provider.

Steve Malnight, PG&E Corporation’s senior vice president of Strategy and Policy said:

“Electric vehicles are a critical part of creating cleaner air and meeting California’s climate goals. Making it easier for customers to adopt EVs helps drivers reduce their environmental impact while supporting our clean energy future – a win for both our customers and the state.”

More details here:

For more information on the offer, PG&E customers can view the FAQ. Customers can contact any authorized Nissan dealership with additional questions.

Existing discounts for EVs

In addition to the discount offered by Nissan, other available incentives could further reduce the cost of a Nissan LEAF EV by approximately 50 percent. PG&E recommends customers research other discounts and incentives, including:

  • Federal Tax Credit: Customers could be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. PG&E recommends customers review details closely and consult a tax accountant or Certified Public Accountant for specific information.
  • California State Rebate: Customers could be eligible for an additional $2,500 off the Nissan LEAF through the California state rebate administered by the California Air Resources Board.
  • PG&E’s Clean Fuel Rebate: PG&E residential, electric customers who are EV drivers can apply for the company’s one-time $500 Clean Fuel Rebate. The rebate is part of California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like electricity.
  • PG&E customers living in certain areas such as San Joaquin Valley could be eligible for additional EV discounts.

PG&E Ongoing Support for EVs in California

Committed to increasing adoption of clean vehicles in the state, PG&E continues its efforts to make it easier for customers to make the switch to EVs. On PG&E’s residential EV rate plans, customers pay the equivalent of $1.20 per gallon to charge their vehicle overnight. Customers can learn more about EVs by viewing PG&E’s online resources and get help determining which rate plan makes sense for them.

Recently, PG&E announced that its customers can save $10,000 on the purchase of a new 2017 or 2018 BMW i3 or i3s EV through May 31, 2018. At any authorized BMW dealership, interested customers can show a recent copy of their PG&E bill and the filled out BMW customer information form found here.

Through its EV Charge Network program, PG&E aims to help accelerate the adoption of EVs in California by increasing access to charging. Partnering with business customers and EV charging companies, PG&E will install 7,500 EV chargers at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California, including at sites in disadvantaged communities.

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12 Comments on "One More Way To Get $3,000 Off On 2018 Nissan LEAF"

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(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Anyone ever wonder why only certain cars are available for these discount/rebates?
One could start to think they are in bed with each other somehow.
If your goal is to get EV’s on the road, why not make it available to every EV?

Probably because it has V2G which may be why PG&E likes it. That’s the only thing that sets it apart from most evs.

Chevy has been V2G ready for some time now. They touted the Volt has it and there was a demonstration community that used it.

Because only certain automakers are putting the cash on the hood to move them like Nissan is here.

It’s the car manufacturer not the utility that foot the bill. This is essentially a discount off msrp.

Xcel Energy in Colorado is doing this also.

I was told this also applies to customers who only use Excel for gas but not electric. They said just bring in the bill.

I’d lose money doing this — some of them around here are already marked more than 3k below MSRP (and not at haggle-free dealerships).

Please explain. You would lose money? More than if the deal were not offered? I’m confused. Then again, the deal and this write-up is a bit confusing.

I’m saying that they can be had for more than 3k off MSRP, which is what this ‘discount’ is fixed at. That said, if it gets some buzz and helps get some people in the door, great!

To be clear I’m not buying an 18 leaf, but I’d also never give up the haggling process.

Link to PGE press release about this:

Also, in Northern California, one can get quotes from dealers that are already more than the $3000 off MSRP… so it’s only somewhat useful for negotiation.

Rebates and tax credits should be included in the price, one should not have to file for income taxes to get these rebates and/or tax credits…