July 29, 2019 - 2:14 PM EDT
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Incentives Available for FirstEnergy Customers to Purchase Nissan Electric Vehicles

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility customers are eligible for rebates off the price of a 2019 Nissan LEAF or a 2019 LEAF Plus electric vehicle simply by showing their electric bill and a copy of the official program flyer to a participating Nissan dealership.

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In addition, the purchaser could qualify for up to $7,500 in federal electric vehicle tax credits, plus be eligible for additional state and local benefits.

Depending on the model, the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) begins at under $30,000 for the Nissan LEAF and at $36,550 for the LEAF S Plus.  The incentives are available from Nissan North America, Inc., through Sept. 30, 2019, or while supplies last.

FirstEnergy utility customers in the following states are eligible for a rebate of $5,000 off the price of a 2019 Nissan LEAF or $2,500 off the price of a 2019 LEAF Plus:

  • Maryland – Potomac Edison
  • New Jersey – Jersey Central Power & Light

FirstEnergy utility customers in the following states are eligible for a rebate of $3,500 off the price of a 2019 Nissan LEAF or $2,500 off the price of a 2019 LEAF Plus:

  • Ohio – Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison and The Illuminating Company
  • Pennsylvania – Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power
  • West Virginia – Mon Power and Potomac Edison

The 2019 LEAF Plus features a 50% increase in range and a more powerful motor compared to standard LEAF models.

To receive the rebate, customers need to show their monthly utility billing statement and a copy of the promotional flyer available on their state's page at https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/saving_energy/electric-vehicles.html to participating LEAF-certified Nissan dealerships listed at www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers/. Nissan suggests calling ahead to the dealership to confirm inventory.

The advantages of driving an all-electric vehicle include:

  • No emissions
  • No gasoline – at an average price of 12.5 cents per kilowatt hour, electricity is roughly equivalent to gasoline at $1 a gallon
  • No oil changes
  • Vehicle charging at home overnight
  • Virtually silent operation at low speeds and on highway

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.

Editor's Note: Photos of the all-electric Nissan LEAF Plus are available for download on Flickr.

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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

Source: PR Newswire (July 29, 2019 - 2:14 PM EDT)

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