PRESS RELEASE | Get up to $3500 off a Nissan LEAF® electric vehicle with your ADEQ vehicle emissions testing receipt

PHOENIX (October 2, 2019) – The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is seeking solutions to ozone pollution in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. One big change people can make is to go electric with their next vehicle. ADEQ is helping inform those that are ready to make the switch from gas to electric about a rebate program offered by Nissan. Qualifying buyers in Arizona can get up to $3500 off a new LEAF®.

Over 50 percent of ozone created from man-made pollution in the Phoenix area is from driving on our roads. Beside the smaller amount of emissions produced from charging, an electric vehicle produces zero emissions. By going electric, an average commuter in the Phoenix area could save around 3,321 pounds of pollution each year.

How do I get the rebate?*

Step 1. Find out if you qualify. At least one of your vehicles must be required to go through emissions testing in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The paperwork you receive after passing the emissions test is the first step in qualifying for the rebate.

Step 2. Go to to download and print the Nissan rebate flier.

Step 3. Take both those documents, as well as proof of Arizona residency, to your Nissan dealership and inquire about applying for the rebate on a new LEAF®.

Why is there emissions testing in Phoenix and Tucson?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires monitoring of vehicle emissions in major metropolitan areas which are not meeting federal health standards for ozone and/or other pollutants. Along with other required measures to improve air quality, the goal is to reduce the amount of pollution in areas of concern, such as Phoenix and Tucson, where vehicles are a major contributor to ozone formation.

*Direct any questions you have about the rebate or the Nissan LEAF® to your local Nissan dealer or the contact listed on the flier. This is a program through Nissan, not ADEQ. ADEQ is only providing information about the program and does not specifically endorse Nissan. The incentives referenced are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. All persons considering use of available incentives and additional perks should consult with their own tax or legal professional to determine eligibility, specific amount of incentives available, if any, and further details. The incentives and additional perks are not within ADEQ’s control and are subject to change without notice. Interested parties should confirm the accuracy of the information before relying on it to make a purchase. Residency restrictions may apply.


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