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Popular EV rebates back for another round

August 17, 2021 | Julie Wasson | electric vehicles, ev, products & services
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If you’re in the market for an electric vehicle, here’s some good news: OPPD’s popular EV rebates program is back.

Rebates are available toward the purchase of both a residential EV and charger, as well as for fleet vehicle replacement. The rebate program has proven popular and has sold out each year.

Rebate funding was made available to OPPD as of July 1, 2021, and customers who purchase a new EV and charger after July 1 may be eligible.

“Funds are available until they are depleted, so if you are thinking about buying an EV, now is the time,” said Tricia McKnight, a product specialist at OPPD. 

The rebates are provided through a grant partnership with the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Community Energy Alliance.

Residential rebates

As in previous years, rebates are available for residential customers who purchase a new, all-electric vehicle:

  • $2,500 rebate toward the purchase of both a new EV and a ChargePoint Home charging station (50 rebates available)

Fleet Rebates

Rebates are available for business customers who replace a current fleet vehicle with a new all-electric vehicle.

  • $2,500 rebate toward the purchase of both a new EV and a ChargePoint Home charging station. The conversion requires that a similar sized vehicle be retired. (20 rebates available.)
  • $4,500 rebate toward the purchase of both a new medium/heavy truck and ChargePoint charger

EV fleet rebates are rare in the national market, and OPPD is leading the way by making these rebates available to business customers.

Everything EV

OPPD’s new EV education page has more information on rebates, as well as a host of other EV topics. The cost comparison tool can help you determine whether an EV is right for you. The interactive public charging map shows you where you can charge while you’re out and about.

“As your energy partner,” McKnight said, “OPPD is striving to be a reliable source of information on electric vehicles so our customers can make confident choices when educating themselves or purchasing an EV.”

 

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About Julie Wasson

Julie Wasson is the managing editor of The Wire and a brand journalism strategist at Omaha Public Power District. She has more than 25 years of print journalism and social media experience, including two stints at the Omaha World-Herald.

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