Nissan Leaf Gets Incentives in Hawaii
The ease the car's entrance on the islands, Hawaii will provide future owners with a $4,500 state tax credit when the Leaf is purchased and an additional $500 for the purchase of a home charging station.
Adding to all that the $7,500 federal tax credit, that means that the price of the Leaf in the state will drop to $20,780, making Hawaii the state where the cheapest Leaf is being sold. For now, as we're sure more incentives will follow...
"Nissan is a global leader in electric vehicles, and the state of Hawaii has shown similar leadership through its progressive policies and focus on clean energy," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America.
The Leaf will become available in Hawaii in January and will offer its future owners a 100 miles (160 km) range on a full charge. Five people can travel in it at the same time, all benefiting from the 90 kW developed by the lithium-ion batteries and the extra 80 kW developed by the electric motor. The car has a top speed of 90 mph (144 km/h).
"Hawaii's drivers share that commitment, as demonstrated by their strong interest in the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, zero-emission vehicle, which arrives in Hawaii in January," added Nissan's vice president.