Peninsula electric car rebate program boosts dealership sales

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A program offering discounts for the purchase of electric vehicles in San Mateo County is gaining attention.

Now through Dec. 31, Peninsula Clean Energy’s Go Electric EV incentive program provides thousands in savings for buyers and leasers.

With rebates provided by Peninsula Clean Energy, the auto manufacturer, California Air Resources Board and the IRS, one Redwood City man reduced the price of his brand new all-electric Nissan Leaf by more than $13,000, according to ABC7 Bay Area’s Michael Finney and Randall Yip, who recently produced the story titled, “Generous electric vehicle rebate in San Mateo County offered.”

The news station reports drivers can get up to $23,000 in rebates in certain circumstances.

Since Peninsula Clean Energy started the program in October, Nissan of Burlingame reported a 66-percent increase in sales, according to the report.

Peninsula Clean Energy is funding the program via revenues generated from selling electricity. To learn how to access the savings, visit Peninsula Clean Energy’s site here to see the rebates offered from the organization as well as the local dealerships. At the bottom of that webpage, you’ll find links to information on how to access state and federal rebates.