Group buy seeks to slash price of Nissan Leaf
- Sep 9, 2016 6:00 pm GMT
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Looking to drive more consumers to consider electric vehicles, a nonprofit group has launched a group-buy program to bring down the price of a
The "Rev Up Wisconsin" program was launched this week by Wisconsin Clean Cities in partnership with two electric utilities in
The group-buy program is modeled on similar ones that have been offered in
Were hoping its going to be a huge success here, as it was in other parts of the country, said Lisek.
The base sticker price of a
Nissan has reported lower sales of Leafs this year, with year-to-date sales declining 37% from 2015. Overall sales of hybrids and EVs have declined in recent years with falling gas prices and consumers shifting their buying preferences from cars to sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Wisconsin Clean Cities is a nonprofit organization that promotes cleaner air through changes in transportation technologies. It works with trucking fleets to reduce idling of diesel-powered equipment and to expand the network of alternative fueling stations in the state.
The power companies are each promoting electric vehicles in different ways.
The utility announced Wednesday that its offering employers rebates of
The ability to charge at work seems to add an additional level of comfort and security in getting as many commute miles on the all-electric fuel as possible, Newman said. "Thats why we`re focused on expanding the ability to charge at home and at work thats where these rebates are directed."