U.S. Best Lease Deals – May 2016 (CarsDirect data)

U.S. Best Lease Deals – May 2016 (CarsDirect data)

Six plug-in electric cars were listed by CarsDirect among best "wide-release" lease deals in May 2016. As always, this is the basic building blocks from which dealers may still haggle from.

Of note this month, the Ford Fusion Energi is now $10 a month lower than it was in April, and there is still $4,000 cashback, which in some cases could be expanded to $5,000.

We should note that there is a reason the Fusion Energi has so much cash on the hood right now - and that is because a slightly refreshed 2017 model is out in a couple months, that not only features a slightly cheaper base price, but improved efficiency.

We recently got our hands on a window sticker for the upcoming 2017 Fusion Energi and found that all-electric range has improved from 19 miles to 21 miles, while the extended MPG rating moved from 39 to 42.

Both the Chevrolet Spark EV and Volt lease deal remains unchanged, but at a very inticing level.

The Kia Soul EV returns to the list this month, at an average lease cost of $225, $30 below the 24 kWh Nissan LEAF, which is a definite value...provided you can find one.

Rounding out this list, is last year's BMW i3, with a below $300 average cost (after a pile of deposit money down) without the REx option.

Source: CarsDirect