Sadly the deal ended after they sold the current stock of 9 Leafs on Kauai!
The main dealerships on Oahu are sold out as well.
Updated 2/17: While most articles claimed the utilities offered the rebate, at least Hawaiian Electric stated clearly that no ratepayer funds were used to fund the rebate, and we believed as well that the rebate on Kauai came from Nissan North America and no KIUC funds were used. I will verify this with KIUC.
In support of the state’s Drive Electric Hawaii program, KIUC and Hawaiian Electric offered rebates of up to $10,000 in addition to federal incentives, for those that purchase a new Nissan LEAF. The deal would have lasted until March 31st 2017, but as soon as it was published in in Utilitydive the dealerships sold out.
The 9 lucky new EV drivers got their new Leafs for about $13,500, after all rebates and incentives which totaled $17,500.
With the help of a similar program, Missouri expanded its EV drivers from 50 to over 1,200 in 2015 alone.
There are about 500,000 electric vehicles on the roads in the United States, a tiny amount compared to 250 million total vehicles. EV sales peaked in 2014, at 0.72% of total sales, and fell slightly in 2015 when gas prices fell. California leads the country in electric vehicle adoption, with about 20% of the nation’s emissions-free vehicles on the road.