SmartCharge New York and $10,000 Nissan Rebate makes switching to an electric vehicle the easiest it’s ever been
August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017
There’s never been a better time to buy and drive an electric vehicle in New York City and Westchester. A special program with the electricity provider and Fleetcarma pays drivers for driving electric. Moreover, drivers who don’t have an electric vehicle yet will benefit from an incredible program from Nissan that will give drivers a discount of $10,000 on a new Nissan Leaf. (No, that’s not a typo.)
EV owners can earn by charging by joining SmartCharge New York.
This program is a partnership between Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) and Fleetcarma of Waterloo, Ontario, and pays drivers to charge their vehicles within the Con Edison territory.
How does SmartCharge Rewards™ work? It’s simple. Drivers of electric vehicles sign up for the program, receive and plug in the Fleetcarma C2 device, then start driving to and charging to earn rewards:
- $50 for installing and activating the C2 device.
- $5 each month with the C2 installed for charging within Con Edison territory.
- $0.05 per KWh for charging during off-peak times (midnight – 8 AM).
- $20 bonus available during the summer months (June 1 – September 30) for avoiding charging during 2PM – 6PM on weekdays.
- Opportunities to earn one-time bonuses for engaging with the program
SmartCharge Rewards™ can be redeemed online for e-gift cards that are valid at various major US retailers, for example, at Amazon.com, Target, REI, The Home Depot, iTunes®, Starbucks, and Fandango to name a few. Or drivers can donate to non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity, Clean Water Foundation and The Nature Conservancy.
Add Nissan’s $10,000 new electric vehicle rebate.
Customers and employees of Consolidated Edison Company of New York are eligible for a discount of $10,000 off a 2017 Nissan Leaf. Customers and employees of Edison Electric Institute (EEI) member utility companies who operate in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) states are also eligible.
(ZEV states include California, Oregon, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have committed to drastically increasing the number of zero-emissions vehicles on their roads by 2025.)
Nissan’s promotion runs only until December 31st. Customers considering a new Nissan Leaf take the “fleetail” certification code: B66972 for Con Edison to a Nissan dealer. Customers must show an electrical bill for verification; employees must show their company ID. The discount will be applied at a participating Nissan dealership. This discount program is not valid with any other Nissan offers.
Nissan’s $10,000 Discount plus SmartCharge New York equals the best time to buy an EV.
The Con Edison/Fleetcarma program is available to anyone who drives an electric vehicle within the Con Edison territory. Purchasing a vehicle through Nissan’s program isn’t required. However, for drivers considering a new vehicle this summer, there couldn’t be a better time than now to get one. Nissan’s rebate for a 2017 Nissan Leaf added to Con Edison’s and Fleetcarma’s SmartCharge New York program can lower the cost of purchasing and driving, making easier than ever before to turn off the gas and switch over to an electric vehicle. Adding to these other government subsidies and incentives available to all new electric vehicles, the offer should prove irresistible.
Eric Schmidt is the Marketing Manager of EV Ecosystems at FleetCarma, a division of Geotab. He has over 10 years of experience helping Canadian technology companies tell their stories to the world. His work in marketing, design, communications, public relations, print, video, advertising, data analysis, and research has helped increase the awareness of FleetCarmas unique set of products and services. Prior to becoming interested in business, technology, and new energy Eric graduated with Honors in Graphic Design and Advertising from George Brown College.