Originally Posted by JaxRed
That's why I said I would probably do a 2013 Lease if I had to do it all again. But I would definitely get one.
The big advantage one gets with a lease for an electric car is that there is a big tax break you get from buying one. In a lease, the dealer gets the break and just subtracts that from the overall price of the car when figuring out the lease rate.
So, if the car retails for $40,000, the dealer gets a $7500 tax break and figures out the lease price based on a $32,500 value for the car. That can take $50-100 off the monthly lease payment, depending on how your work out your deal.
Btw, thanks for a very informative thread.