Kansas City Power & Light and the Metropolitan Energy Center are partnering with Nissan North America to offer discounts on the all-electric Leaf sedan to help boost sagging sales.
Under the program, customers who buy either a new 2016 or 2017 Leaf from participating Nissan dealers can qualify for discounts of $10,000 on all trim lines, the announcement said.
Buyers can also qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, the announcement said.
The 2017 Leaf, which needs no gasoline and has a range of up to 107 miles on a single charge, lists from about $30,680 to $36,790.
Sales for the electric Leaf have been slower this year. On Thursday, Nissan said Leaf sales are down 24 percent through the first 11 months of 2016 compared with a year ago. However, the automaker reported selling 1,457 Leafs in November, up 38 percent from the year-earlier month.
KCP&L and the nonprofit energy center, which promotes energy efficiency programs in the region, worked with Nissan to secure discounts on the Leaf to individuals that are normally reserved for fleet sales, the utility said.
Kansas City is home to one of the nation’s largest car-charging networks, the KCP&L Clean Charge Network, with about 1,000 public charging stations. The stations are free for drivers.
The Leaf discount program was launched Nov. 21 and runs into 2017. Customers must bring a copy of the program promotion to participate. The information is available at www.metroenergy.org/?=3139.