I agree. If you can save so much money in fuel then why does the government need to subsidize the car so damn much?
They are pushing the use of these electric plug in cars and trying to completely phase out coal in our utility plants. Good luck with that!
75 mile range... That is pathetic! My daily commute to from work is 110 miles.
My old commute was about that far so same issues there. Now, the hubby works 5 hours away so when we go up to visit the trip would take an entire day stopping to recharge this thing 4 times... NO THANKS!!!
Tax incentives for your state check here: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/state and http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-ele...incentives
US FED $7500 plus
CA $2500 + San Joaquin Valley $3000
TN $2,500 on the first 1,000 electric vehicles purchased
PA: As of Feb. 12, 2013, 18 EV & PHEV rebates remain at $3,500 each. *
WA exemption from sales/use tax and the motor vehicles sales/use tax.
and More, visit links above.
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Consider the overall cost of ownership. Not just saving on gas, environment, clean air, but also maintenance costs.
^I agree on the first three points, but I don't see how maintenance costs are going to be cheaper. If anything, they would be more expensive due to nonstandard lower production parts
[COLOR="Orange"][SIZE="6"]True Cost to Own[/SIZE][/COLOR]
2013 Nissan Leaf S ZIP 46032
Based on a 5-year estimate with 15,000 miles driven per year.
Costs assume gasoline prices stay near the same over the next 5 years.
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Comparing cost to own on two different websites lol, yea I trust nada more..
They say the 2013 leaf will cost nearly $30,000/5yrs at 15,000miles a year which is what they say for a Ford Fiesta SE with a 1.6l, so I'm pretty sure the 1.0 ecoboost (that gets 38mpg average) will cost less making it better than the leaf at around $18,130, Fiesta SE w/1.6 starts at around $16,500 or 15,500 base..
Should I mention which is made in the US?
The 1.0 ecoboost motor is made in Germany, like VWs turbo diesel.
As soon as electric can travel further than 300miles I'll look at it, but I'll never pay $30,000+$1250 for a charger built into the car and "up to" $7500 back on your taxes of course.
Still love how the epa mpgs on these cars exceed the range you can drive lol.
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