Best Plug-In Electric Car Deals For September

SEP 22 2015 BY MARK KANE 10

Best Green Car Deals: September 2015 – CarsDirect

Best Green Car Deals: September 2015 – CarsDirect

Two all-electric and two non-all-electric plug-in models were mentioned by CarsDirect in its Best Green Car Deals card for September 2015.

The first is the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi, which at $139 a month (36 months) is an interesting option, although $3,049 is needed due at signing.

“With $9,757 in lease discounts, it’s tough to beat this month’s deal on the Ford C-Max Energi SEL. This month’s payment is down $20 with an improvement of $50 in the amount due at signing. As a result, it has an effective monthly lease cost of just $224, a full $87 less than the Ford Fusion Energi ($311) and a whopping $101 less than the Toyota Prius Plug-in ($325).”

2015 Chevrolet Volt is awaiting 2016 model, so pricing on the 2015 should be attractive for some time. In September, GM asks for $299 for 39 months and $2,319 due at signing.

“If you’re looking for a good mix of EV range with the confidence of gas-extended driving for up to 380 miles, the Chevrolet Volt should be on your shopping list. However, supplies are beginning to dwindle with the redesigned 2016 model on its way. The new version will be more efficient and less expensive- but a delayed roll-out in non-California states means that now may be your last chance to snag the outgoing model before it’s gone.”

2015 Fiat 500e stand at $169 a month (36 months) and $1,999 due at signing, just like in May.

“On paper, an MSRP of $32,780 may look intimidating but a $7,500 discount enables a very attractive lease. An effective monthly lease cost of $225 is $41 per month lower than the Nissan LEAF ($266), a big amount when you consider your cost over the life of the lease. Non-Fiat customers coming from an existing lease should be sure to ask about a $1,000 conquest incentive that can be applied to cash purchases or leases. Please note that the 500e continues to only be offered at select dealers in CA and OR to meet emissions mandates.”

And here we have the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf with $229 for 36 months and $2,349 initially.

“It may not be the cheapest lease but the Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition continues to rank highly as a value. Sure, it’s more expensive than a Nissan LEAF, but up to $12,250 in lease discounts help make for an outstanding deal. However, if you’re paying cash, the upper-spec SEL may end up a better deal. That’s because VW is giving dealers an unadvertised incentive worth as much as $5,000 to help sell it. Dealers have discretion on passing along the money, so be sure to shop around. As before, the e-Golf continues to only be offered at select dealers in CA, CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, RI and VT.”

Source: CarsDirect

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My father just leased a 2015 Nissan LEAF SV for $185 / month with $3,000 down. (I tried to convince him to wait for the 2016s, but he cared more about getting a good deal than having the extra range).

I myself would love to be driving an EV right now, but I have zero use for a car where I live now in Washington, DC.

Also good a 2015 Leaf, than he can upgrade earlier on a 2018 Leaf with 200 miles. 🙂

Wow.. That is a fantastic deal on the C-Max Energi. If I were in the market and needed a plug-in car with a low monthly payment, that is hard to beat!

Yeah, but you get stuck with Sync 2.0.

Sync 2.0 beats the heck out of Nissan’s infotainment system.

Not bad, but “$6,710.74 due from customer at signing” on a 2 year lease makes it $9,086.

$379/mo is not bad for a BMW, but not the best low cost deal out there despite the $99 grabber.

$0.20 per mile over 10k /yr mi could add up quick.

Damn it, Fiat. Add a DC-fast-charge port to the Fiat 500e.

but then people might want it more than they do now… Marchionne doesn’t want people to buy that car, remember? 😉

For the C-Max Energi, with $0 down and 10,500 miles per year, the price rises to $271/mo.

Make it $0 down and 15,000 miles per year, and you’re at $298/mo.

Shorten it to 24 months with 15,000 miles and $0, and you’re at $359/mo.

With $8507 RCL cash, it makes for a good lease-to-own. Residual on a low-mileage 36-month lease is around $15250. You should be able to get a dealer contribution of about $1,500 on top of that, if not A/Z plan. It would be a good deal to lease and then buy out if you were looking for long term ownership.

Then again, if you’re looking for long term ownership, you should probably run (not walk) away from Ford plugins since they have absolutely terrible reliability.