To help put more electric vehicles on the road and reduce air pollution, FirstEnergy customers can use special incentives from Nissan and BMW that could save thousands of dollars on the purchase of certain all-electric vehicle models.
In addition to the manufacturer incentives, the purchaser could also qualify for up to $7,500 in federal electric vehicle tax credits. FirstEnergy customers can use the special offers to buy cars off the lot or by ordering a vehicle.
Nissan is offering FirstEnergy utility customers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia a $3,000 rebate off the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) on the 2018 LEAF. Depending on the model, the list price for the Nissan LEAF ranges from about $30,000 to $36,000.
The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America Inc., through June 30, 2018, or while supplies last. To qualify for the savings, customers should show their FirstEnergy utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at Nissan dealers.
BMW is offering FirstEnergy’s customers in New Jersey and Maryland a $10,000 incentive toward the purchase of a new all-electric BMW i3 or BMW i3s that is applied to the best negotiated purchase price. The starting MSRP for the BMW i3 models begin at $44,500. To redeem the incentive, customers just need to show their Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) or Potomac Edison bill to their local BMW dealership in New Jersey and Maryland and bring a completed Potomac Edison Customer Form click here or JCP&L Customer Information Form click here. Authorized BMW dealers can be found at BMW’s dealerlocator. The special BMW incentive is available through July 31, 2018. Dealer in-stock inventory may sell out sooner.
In addition to the rebate and federal electric vehicle tax credits, Potomac Edison customers could be eligible for a one-time Maryland excise tax credit, up to $3,000 for purchasing a qualifying plug-in electric vehicle. JCP&L customers also could be eligible for the New Jersey Sales and Use Tax Act that provides a tax exemption for the purchase of qualified zero-emission vehicles.
To make charging the electric vehicle convenient at home, FirstEnergy customers also can lease an Electric Vehicle Charger from FirstEnergy’s Products Group. For information go to firstenergycorp.com/home-products-and-services/ev-charger.html. This pilot offer has limited availability as FirstEnergy works to expand the network of contractors qualified to install these chargers. The offer currently is available for FirstEnergy customers in Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia