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WMGLD customers can receive $10,000 off the purchase of a new 2017 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle; test drives available this week


(Wakefield, MA: 6/19/17) – Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department employees and customers are eligible to receive a special rebate of $10,000 on the purchase of a new 2017 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle as part of the utility’s commitment to accelerating clean transportation alternatives. The rebates are offered through the WMGLD’s partnership with Nissan North America and participating Massachusetts and Connecticut dealers.

To encourage participation in this exciting opportunity, WMGLD customers will have a chance to test drive the WMGLD’s new 2017 Nissan LEAF in the customer parking lot at the 480 North Avenue facility this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 22, 23 and 24.

WMGLD and Nissan representatives will be answering questions and conducting test drives on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

“This is a great opportunity for our customers to learn more about electric vehicles during the test drive, and to purchase one at a great price,” WMGLD General Manager Pete Dion said.

In addition to the $10,000 rebate, customers who purchase a new 2017 LEAF at a participating dealership may be eligible for an additional $10,000 savings in Federal Tax incentives and state MOR-EV incentives, for a total of $20,000. The limited time offers expires on September 1, 2017 or while supplies last, and cannot be combined with any other Nissan special lease, APR or rebate.

WMGLD customers who already own an electric vehicle, as well as those who purchase a new LEAF through the rebate program, are also eligible to receive a free Wi-Fi equipped Level 2 residential electric vehicle charger when they sign up to participate in the WMGLD’s Scheduled Charging Program. Offered through the WMGLD’s partnership with MMWEC, the Chargepoint Wi-Fi Equipped Level 2 charger is valued at $650.00

“Through the Wi-Fi connection in the charger, we can set the charger to charge at a Level 1 rate during periods of peak energy usage, and on non-holiday weekends between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.” the General Manager added. “This limits any strain on our system during periods of peak energy usage, minimizing the possibility of impact on our customers.”

According to MMWEC, the WGLD’s energy efficiency program manager, modern electric vehicles utilizing Level 2 charging can go from empty to full charge in eight hours or less.

Information on the Scheduled Charging Program will be available during the test drives, along with the appropriate eligibility forms and information about the special LEAF rebate.

For additional information about either program or the test drive, call the WMGLD at 781-246-6363.