DPU Customers Can Save Up To $3,500 On A New Electrical Vehicle

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The American Public Power Association (APPA) has teamed up with Nissan to offer rebates to public power communities on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF.

Los Alamos is a public power community through its county-owned Department of Public Utilities (DPU).  Customers and employees of the DPU are eligible for a $3,500 rebate when purchasing the 2019 LEAF standard edition and $2,500 when purchasing the ePlus edition. The offer ends January 2, 2020.

In addition to the public power rebate, customers can also get up to $7,500 in federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credits.

To claim the rebate, DPU customers can visit the APPA website: PublicPower.org/EVrebates and print the rebate flyer. Bring the flyer, proof of eligible residency, and a current electric bill to a Nissan dealer in Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

According to DPU officials, “On average, electric vehicles cost about half as much to drive when compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gasoline. With no trips to the gas station or motor oil changes, EVs produce zero direct emissions, which improves air quality, enhances public health, and reduces environmental impact.” To learn more about the benefits of EVs, visit the U.S. Department of Energy website at: Energy.gov/eere/ElectricVehicles.


The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 50 years. CustomerCare@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 | www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/UTILITIES.