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That's the down payment on an ICE vehicle so you can actually take a road trip.
 

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Do they do that for GM's Volt/Bolt?
 

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I wonder if you can use the ConEd $10k to pre-pay for a 2018? Or, is this just a program to dump 2017's before the 2018s hit the showrooms?

The ad says starting at $11k after all rebates, heck that's almost low enough to buy one just to have a BEV for now, and then sell it in a year or so (whatever the minimum is to comply with fed and state rebates/refunds).

Kinda wish I had ConEd now :)
 

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That is free money...:)
A Leaf would be an okay around-town car for $10 Grand rebate...:)
 

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I wonder why for an import and not a US manufactured car. That sucks.
I suspect Nissan is actually sponsoring this rebate.
 

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I wonder if you can use the ConEd $10k to pre-pay for a 2018? Or, is this just a program to dump 2017's before the 2018s hit the showrooms?

The ad says starting at $11k after all rebates, heck that's almost low enough to buy one just to have a BEV for now, and then sell it in a year or so (whatever the minimum is to comply with fed and state rebates/refunds).

Kinda wish I had ConEd now :)

$11k plus taxes. So, $12 K (actually, more, because I think NY calculates the taxes on the pre-rebate amount - so that brings it closer to $14 k or so). That's for the low end Leaf; you could easily spend twice that for the loaded version. Also, this is only for the 2017, which doesn't have all the improvements of the 2018 (I think they're analogous to gen 1 to gen 2 Volt improvements, but I haven't followed the Leaf that closely). I suspect that you could probably get a gently used 2016 or 2017 Leaf in a year or two for $11k, maybe even a premium model.
 

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I suspect Nissan is actually sponsoring this rebate.
That has to be the case, it's just a marketing gimmick that they are offering it through ConEd. There is no way that an electric company would offer that size of rebate on an EV, and if they did there is no reason to limit it to one brand. Nissan has to dump their old Leafs because they were just obsolesced by the new Leaf. Making an offer though an electric company is smart because everybody opens their electric bill. It also has the ring of found money vs just an ordinary fire sale by the auto maker.
 

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They probably have some cross marketing from Nissan, but this is just smart business for ConEd. Power companies are getting into the charging distribution business. They want to sell more electricity, and balance the load on their grids. This offer is just a way to create more customers.
 

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Excellent points (such as an all option 2017 LEAF possibly only worth $11k in a year or two). I think the extra $10k just works for 2017s on the lots (called a couple of dealerships on the list, neither sells LEAFs, one confirmed the offer though). My local dealer says almost no one wants a LEAF around here :)

The 2018 looks to include significant advances in both looks and features. I think someone said, still no fluid cooling for the battery yet.
 

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$10k LEAF discount expanding, SDGE adds the BMW i3 in California

The $10k LEAF discount is spreading:

Ameren, St. Louis Metro
https://q9u5x5a2.ssl.hwcdn.net/-/Media/Corporate-Site/Files/environment/electric-vehicles/nissan-leaf-incentive.pdf?la=en

PSEG NJ
https://www.pseg.com/info/media/promotion/nissan/index.jsp

SDGE (adds BMW i3)
https://www.sdge.com/clean-energy/electric-vehicles/10000-means-affordable-electric-cars-sdge-customers

If this goes nationwide, the 2017 LEAF used prices are going to plummet.

Still, it seems like a decent amount of new car for a local daily driver at well under $20k (although the negatives from earlier in the thread are significant, and a great condition used VOLT can be had for about the same or less).
 
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