The best time to buy or lease a new car typically falls at the end of the month, the end of the quarter, the end of the year, and on holidays. However, some folks are calling 2022 the year of electric cars, and competition is mounting. Will this mean better deals in 2022? Or, will some dealers continue taking advantage of price gouging?

While many brands haven't yet published their manufacturer-sponsored leasing and financing offers this month, we like to get this article out as soon as deals begin to publish. It's our hope that you can use this article to get a basic idea of manufacturer-sponsored offers. However, you may be able to work out a better deal with your local dealer. At the same time, you could pay much more than the advertised incentives suggest.

That said, we will tell you upfront that the deals thus far this month are proving to be much less appealing than April's deals as interest rates and lease payments continue to rise. In addition, it seems there are far fewer offers available on some vehicles, as well as fewer appealing deals as a whole.

As electric cars increase in popularity, we may begin to see more traditional deals on them, but that doesn't mean local dealers will comply. In addition, if some automakers are struggling to sell EVs, the situation may encourage healthy incentives. However, the growing demand for some EVs is making incentives more scarce.

Still, some electric vehicles are available with either appealing lease deals, large discounts, or low financing rates. Some cars are available with a combination of these offers. Not all deals are equally appealing, but we've included them for comparison, and we'll be working to add more throughout the coming days.

Nissan Leaf deals aren't as appealing on the 2022 model, but they're still enticing. Leasing a Tesla Model 3 or Tesla Model Y isn't cheap, and Tesla recently raised its lease prices and interest rates, but the deals are still better than much of the competition.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV once again have lease deals available. In fact, they're pretty appealing compared to the competition.

We always suggest checking out Hyundai and Kia for some of the best EV deals available each month. We're talking about cheap leases (sometimes with $0 down), low APR, and reasonable bonus cash. If you need to get into a compelling electric vehicle with the cheapest payment, the Hyundai Kona Electric or Kia Niro EV are some of the best options at this time. That said, the South Korean brands are among many that are late to the game when it comes to publishing monthly incentives.

Keep in mind that deals aren't available in all markets, and some have specific restrictions, so check with your local dealer for details on what's available in your area. The best deals typically apply to people with excellent credit ratings. Moreover, the best manufacturer-sponsored incentives are often reserved for returning lessees, as well as automaker employees, family, and friends.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often as we update deals regularly as new info becomes available.

2022 Audi e-tron

  • Lease for $641 per month for 36 months with $5,535 due at signing
  • 3.49% APR for 60 months (financing incentive applies to all e-tron models)

2022 BMW iX

  • Lease for $1,289 per month for 36 months with $5,799 due at signing
  • 2.99% APR for up to 60 months

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

  • Lease for $269 per month for 36 months with $4,579 due at signing

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

  • Lease for $289 per month for 36 months with $4,659 due at signing

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

  • Lease for $486 per month for 39 months with $4,749 due at signing
  • $750 cash back

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

  • 2.79% APR for 60 months
  • $500 cash back

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

  • Lease for $259 per month for 36 months with $3,899 due at signing
  • 2.25% APR for 60 months
  • $500 cash back

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

  • Lease for $229 per month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing
  • 0% APR for 60 months
  • $1,500 cash back

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

  • Lease for $470 per month for 36 months with $3,699 due at signing
  • 2.79% APR for 60 months
  • $500 cash back

2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

  • Lease for $484 per month for 36 months with $3,699 due at signing
  • 2.79% APR for 60 months
  • $500 cash back

2022 Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell

  • Lease for $549 per month for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing
  • 0% APR for 72 months plus $7,500 off

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

  • Lease for $399 per month for 36 months with $3,995 due at signing

2022 Kia Niro EV

  • Lease for $299 per month for 24 months with $3,499 due at signing
  • 1.9% APR for 48 months

2022 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

  • Lease for $269 per month for 24 months with $2,999 due at signing
  • 1.9% APR for 48 months

2022 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

  • Lease for $429 per month for 24 months with $3,999 due at signing

2022 Mazda MX-30

  • 0.9% APR for up to 36 months
  • $500 credit for ChargePoint home charger or public charging

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

  • Lease for $1,259 per month for 24 months with $9,103 due at signing

2022 Mini Cooper SE

  • 4.95% APR for up to 60 months

2022 Nissan LEAF

  • 1.9% APR for up to 72 months
  • Lease for $329 per month for 36 months with $2,069 due at signing

2022 Polestar 2

  • Lease for $490 per month for 36 months
  • 2.49% APR for up to 60 months

2022 Porsche Taycan

  • Lease starting at $1,149 per month for 36 months with $10,489 due at signing
  • Lease 4S models for $1,599 per month for 36 months with $14,019 due at signing

2022 Tesla Model 3

  • Lease for $499 per month for 36 months with $4,500 due at signing
  • 3.24% APR for up to 72 months

2022 Tesla Model Y

  • Lease for $739 per month for 36 months with $4,500 due at signing
  • 3.24% APR for up to 72 months

2022 Tesla Model S

  • Lease for $1,399 per month for 36 months with $7,500 due at signing
  • 3.24% APR for up to 72 months

2022 Tesla Model X

  • Lease for $1,629 per month for 36 months with $7,500 due at signing
  • 3.24% APR for up to 72 months

2022 Toyota Mirai

  • Lease for $679 per month for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing
  • 0% APR for 72 months

2022 Toyota Prius Prime

  • Lease for $289 per month for 36 months with $3,499 due at signing
  • Option #2: Lease for $279 per month for 30 months with $2,999 due at signing
  • $500 customer cash

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge

  • Lease for $715 per month for 36 months with $4,225 due at signing
  • "Standard" % APR for up to 60 months and up to $1,250 cash

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge

  • Lease for $809 per month for 36 months with $4,559 due at signing
  • "Standard" % APR for up to 60 months and up to $1,250 cash

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge

  • Lease for $849 per month for 36 months with $5,249 due at signing
  • "Standard" % APR for up to 60 months and up to $1,250 cash

There are many more incentives out there. You just have to take the time and do your homework. Some automakers are still offering deferred payments, even if it's not noted above or on their individual websites. Also, keep in mind that used EVs are available with reasonable deals as well, though the used market is also seeing price increases.

If there's a solid EV deal we missed, share it with us in the comment section below. In the meantime, let us know of any recent deal you took advantage of, and how it all worked out.

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