Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power and Freedom Nissan South Burlington announced on Monday the second year of a partnership to offer customers and eligible employees discounts when they purchase new electric vehicles (EVs). Vermonters who bring their GMP energy statements and a special code into the Burlington-based dealership will receive $3,000 off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a 2018 Nissan Leaf. Customers could also get up to a $7,500 federal tax credit.
“At GMP, we are committed to helping customers find ways to reduce carbon and to save money,” said Mary Powell, GMP’s President and CEO. “The Leaf is a cutting edge, fully electric car that frees its owners from paying for gasoline and oil changes ever again.”
“We are so pleased to offer this program again and to partner with Green Mountain Power to offer their customers a great deal on the 2018 Leaf. Last year’s program helped 115 GMP customers, plus 50 from other utility partners, get into electric vehicles, something many clearly consider an important step to helping our environment,” said Robert Miller, General Manager at Freedom Nissan.
GMP is making the ease of owning an EV even easier. The company is giving its new Leaf customers Level-2 home chargers free as part of the GMP Smart Home Charging program. These faster chargers allow EV drivers to fully charge their cars in just a few hours. GMP has already built Level-2 and Level-3 public charging stations throughout the state.
Customers who take advantage of GMP’s Leaf program rebate can also get up to a $7,500 federal tax credit when filing their 2018 taxes. The incentives and convenient charging have Vermonters increasingly ready to go electric.
“This rebate and the tax credit combined will make electric vehicles affordable for more of our customers,” Powell stated. “Some employers, including GMP, will give further incentives to employees who purchase electric vehicles, so the savings is really significant,” Powell explained.
Green Mountain Power customers who wish to take advantage of the rebate should bring a copy of their GMP monthly statement or their GMP employee ID number to Freedom Nissan and give the Fleetail Certification Code of “B66059” in order to get the $3,000 off the MSRP.
The Nissan Leaf offers a battery with a range of up to 150 miles, offering most Vermonters plenty of time between charges. Nissan also warrantees the car for the first eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Interested buyers may contact Nissan in South Burlington at 802-864-7400 or visit NissanUSA.com/leaf to learn more.
For more information about GMP’s Leaf program you can visit: www.greenmountainpower.com/2018/04/09/2018-leaf-power-program/
And there’s more about GMP’s Smart Home Charging program here: www.greenmountainpower.com/product/home-level-2-ev-charger/
To explore more about electric vehicles in Vermont, including where to find electric charging stations in our state, visit www.driveelectricvt.com.
About Green Mountain Power: Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower.
About Freedom Nissan: Freedom Nissan offers new Nissan cars in South Burlington, along with used cars, trucks and SUVs by top manufacturers. Financial staff at Freedom Nissan offer expert advice for those seeking great Nissan car loans or leases. Its knowledgeable Nissan car repair technicians carry a fully-stocked inventory of Nissan car parts. You can reach Freedom Nissan at (866) 798-2420, or by visiting the dealership at 1095 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 or online at freedomnissan.com.
Source: GMP 4.9.2018