Should You Buy or Lease a Plug-in Car? —

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When the Chevrolet and Nissan Leaf were in December 2010 as the first of the new of mainstream-priced plug-in cars, early adopters were to ante up full price and and they made sure they purchased, avoiding a

Leasing was offered and some went that route, but EV advocates stung by the memory of Motors’ lease-only EV-1s – in the early 2000s after been recalled – opted to

General Motors EV1.

minority line of thinking may linger for a few, but really, the horses are out of the corral. While “trolls” will occasionally in on and ominously declare and hatred for GM and the Volt, and claim told them GM is thinking of it, the Volt remains available for or purchase – and a second-generation model is due

Overall, the new breed of all-electric and hybrids begun just a few ago are increasing in sales, their have all lined their cases with high approval ratings and review and more models are coming

Whether the best decision now is to or buy need not be based on fear of the car industry dying in the cradle, but are still more than the considerations one must weigh in to go one way or the other.

Leasing 101

Before we get to understand: plug-in cars are cars. They are depreciating goods, not assets likely to in value – though if anyone a preserved EV1, this be an exception.

Otherwise, the same apply as would in any car lease

Speaking of the general car market, 20 percent of consumers lease cars, and the majority choose to

Leasing may make sense for tax for individuals in certain situations, for who like a new car every few years, and as is the case, being that a is a glorified long-term rental, you are not to a car after the term ends.

Fusion Energi.

Do be aware of the capitalization cost in a given contract, and lease rate – interest charge – as well as any fees. Dealers have known to monkey with to pad their profits, and egregious may apply legally – such as in where a leased car is taxed on the sales price.

Make a leased car is well insured as one that’s damaged and not fully by your insurance company you on the hook for the balance.

We’ll you to cost calculators the makers of the top dozen plug-in cars offer, but be sure to shop

The Case For Buying

Regardless how bad were for some over the unlike gun enthusiasts defending rights, we’ve never a Nissan Leaf with a sticker that reads: can take my EV from me when pry it out of my cold dead hands.”

so, purchasing a car can be nice – though you do not “own” unless you pay cash, and a car financed is not fully yours it is paid off.

But you can do things personalize a purchased car, with accessories, or different or maybe you just like the of having something you control.

C-Max Energi.

You can keep the car till it’s a relic, or it or trade it in if you want. And you can drive the car as miles as you want, with no penalties which could any financial advantage of leasing.

And to be it is ultimately a financial decision. EVs and are all subsidy eligible on the federal and states offer incentives in cases too.

Assuming income tax situation lets you maximum available benefit, a can be the better way to go.

Comparing all foreseeable end and back end costs is the balance method to determine what better sense for your

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Unless a special lease is available, purchasing can make sense. The standard current deals compared to purchase offered by Chevrolet. Nissan. and Toyota are not especially inexpensive.

As for it does not offer a lease. It offer a hybrid form of that lets you “put” the car to Tesla after 36 months and 39 months, but you otherwise can only buy it.

As of your due diligence, you will to check resale value to estimate what you think the car be worth 3-5 years down the

Standard lithium-ion battery are usually 8 years/100,000 miles and are in to relive consumer concerns.

expected also an aftermarket for batteries and components will to grow. Owners of the Toyota regular hybrid which has in the U.S. since 2000 long-since had some options, upgrading to a larger battery and to plug-in.

What’s more, the cost per of lithium-ion batteries is expected to coming down.

Thus it is conceivable someone could a first-generation EV or PHEV going for as as a conventional car.

All their have engineered them for durability, so the prospect of making one a is not out of the question.

The Case for Leasing

A may make sense on a purely and sense basis – for example, if you go for one of the super low deals on Nissan offered in places like the San Bay area, or even take of Nissan’s own $199-$299 lease

Leasing also caters to the unsure about the future.

We what happened to the Sony and Pioneer LaserDisc – two products that were by more popular alternatives.

limited-market Fit EV is lease only.

issues with EVs and PHEVs to about include improvements are likely to come along.

believed, for example, the all-electric for the Leaf will be upgraded in years — especially if Nissan to stay competitive and Tesla to pull off its $35,000, 200-mile electric sedan maybe 2016. And the Chevy Volt may see two come along in 2015 or and GM’s CEO keeps dropping about how great it will be.

the Prius plug-in hybrid. criticized even by plug-in car for what they consider EV range, is also likely to be longer range and wireless in 2015.

We’re not sure to expect yet from the still-fresh Fusion Energi and C-Max but these will likely be and improved in the key areas for which buy these kinds of cars in the place.

Critical factors for electric are: battery power, range, and costs. Because the plug-in cars are all first they are likely to see bigger leaps than a mature-tech car.

The Toyota Prius Hybrid’s Price was lowered

Granted all products get better time, so this is a personal

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Also unknown is how range may in truly high mileage, plug-in cars. The Tesla is the oldest EV in the current gene and it’s done alright, but have been reported.

issue is resale value. GM slashed the Volt’s price year by $5,000, where do you that left the early who bought at MSRP – or several higher?

Leasing avoids of these unknowns because you the car like a disposable car, it is one or not.

And do you think this is our opinion? This is the precise Honda explained to us in an interview in this month regarding its per month lease-only Fit EV which a level 2 charger at that and is worth looking at, if you can get one of the limited-market

Honda says it takes all the in a product it knows will be with a superior one after so years.

Beyond this, not forget the more-usual financial The same rules apply: and see what you can find.

Last GM had been teasing cheaper rates, but it appears offers are not as at the moment.

Ouch! $5,191 due at signing for a lease that’s twice entry level with due?

The Nissan Leaf can be had for a cost that factors in the $7,500 federal tax credit to the cap cost. The Volt lease the tax credit as an increase to the residual, not a in cap cost. So, the Leaf lease is in this regard. If possible, recommend any eligible car you lease a rate reduction passed on for the tax the lease company will

As the car’s owner, the leasing can apply for it from the government and the precedent’s already been you’ll ideally want credit passed on to you, not put in the company’s pocket.

Aside these considerations, you never what you may find. We are however the 50-state-available Leaf in particular has the subject of creative lease by motivated dealers in hot EV regions.

The Leaf’s price was slashed year as the car got a mid-cycle refresh.

heard of deals as low as $79-$129 per for a base Leaf S that come and gone. These require a few thousand down, of the $1,999 down Nissan on its value-priced lease. A monthly less than an iPhone is not bad – and then there’s the cheap costs …

Our view: A motivated willing to call around who a super lease rate find it worth it to have the EV from states away it’s much pricier

As for a plug-in hybrid found somewhere, these can be driven from anywhere in the country.

Is your local dealer not Cast a wider net.


We talked about of the potential pitfalls one risks opting for a plug-in car but want to something people don’t realize: Plug-in cars can be a value any way you slice it.

Unless you pay far the 12 cents per kilowatt the federal uses to estimate costs, power is maybe a quarter to a the cost per mile than for an gas car.

Charging at home is on terms, and if you have access to at work – even with the 120-volt cord – it can increase electric range, and may equate to miles if there’s no cost to in. Range can also be extended if you a public charger within orbit.

What to do?

Decide plug-in car best meets needs and shop. Or, if your lets you be flexible between survey prices available.

Do homework and proceed as well as you can be.

There are more things to in choosing a plug-in car but a growing proves they can make now.

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