Best Plug-In Electric Car Deals For December


U.S. Best Lease Deals - December 2015 (CarsDirect data)

U.S. Best Lease Deals – December 2015 (CarsDirect data)

Chevrolet Spark EV

Chevrolet Spark EV

6 plug-in electric cars were listed by CarsDirect among the best lease deals for month of December.

Four 2015 model year and two 2016 model year with average monthly cost per month over the lease period ranging from $138 (2015 Chevrolet Spark EV) to $357 (2015 BMW i3) were listed among the deals.

Chevrolet Spark EV often is the lease-deal king, provided you can find one at your dealer.

On the other hand, BMW i3 is relatively expensive, but according to CarsDirect, the effective average cost for this car has never been lower.

Source: CarsDirect

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22 responses to "Best Plug-In Electric Car Deals For December"
  1. Michael S says:

    You can do better than $357/mo on an i3 if you use multiple security deposits to lower the money factor and utilize certain conditional incentives (e.g., BMW Driving Event credit).

    There are folks who’ve been able to get a net cost of sub-$200/mo:

    As for the rest of these deals, you should be able to easily beat the manufacturer’s “special” offer.

    1. Mister G says:

      Is there anything available for Nissan? I can’t get dealership to lower monthly payment on 2016 Leaf SV $333 per month without more money down.

    2. SJC says:

      Some offer ultra low mileage leases. If you drive under 10,000 miles per year you can save on the lease.

  2. SparkEV says:

    How is this sorted? It’s ascending cost, except to put i3 at top.

    SparkEV is more available in NoCal. See ev-vin’s blog for even lower lease (as low as $68/mo). He changed his link recently to here.

    1. Dan says:

      Alphabetically by car? 2015s before 2016s and BMW before Chevy before Fiat before Ford.

    2. vin says:

      Thanks SparkEV! Sorry everyone for messing up the link last week, was updating it last Friday when something honked up in the browser and I couldn’t reverse the damage.

      1. SparkEV says:

        Yeah, you messed up! 🙂

        But thank you for making such helpful page available.

        FYI to everyone, his page is not only for SparkEV, but ALL EV lease deals (I think in CA only?)

        1. SparkEV says:

          Oops. Never mind. He also lists deals in other states for all EV.

    3. scott franco says:

      I did $89/mo * 36 + $1500 down on a Sparky.

      1. SparkEV says:

        Does that include CA rebate (or any rebate?) According to ev-vin’s blog comment from Arun, “In effect, it is (90*38+1500-2500)/39 = $62 monthly”

        Keith’s comment “I used the Dublin deal to score a 2LT at Capitol Chevy. Net result = $69/mo.”

        I feel silly paying close to $77/mo (factory lease).

  3. Pete says:

    i3 cheaper than a Volt? Woah, i think the bigger battery like in 2016 Leaf must very close to release?

    1. SparkEV says:

      i3 is for 30 months, Volt is for 39 months. Volt still cheaper.

      1. ModernMarvelFan says:

        Cheaper than i3, but almost 2x the cost of Spark EV!


  4. Mister G says:

    I’m negotiating a 36 month lease for 2016 Leaf SV with dealer in central Florida and they won’t budge on $333 monthly payment.

    1. solaris says:

      Can you share the details of this lease? How much down? Miles?

  5. Speculawyer says:

    Oh man, these are going to be so cheap when they come off these leases.

    The Fiat 500e is tempting . . . if it only had some DC fast-charging!

  6. M. St. J. says:

    At least you can find a 2016 leaf. No one in North Florida has one yet. As long as their numbers are somewhat limited I suspect no one’s going to deal on them. They should be close to giving away 2015 leafs however

  7. pk says:

    Where’s the best value list for Canada eh?

    1. ndm says:

      Canada is the forgotten step child! Still no mention of the newly released 20 million promise for fast charging in Ontario!

      1. alain says:

        here in quebec there is a 480 volts charger
        every week or so.It makes it a lot easyer to get around .there really busy along the highways,soon they will have to put more than one .things are going fast here.

      2. pk says:

        Yes, at a supposed $40k per charger that should amount to 500 chargers. Considering we have 5 in Ontario now that’d be a massive improvement. Knowing how inefficient government works we’ll probably end up with 50 chargers.

  8. Lithium says:

    The Tesla P85 inventory is currently on fire sale. Though it looks like you could still get about 5 Sparks for the same price.