Chevy Spark EV.

Chevy Spark EV.

With the exception of the Tesla Model S, electric cars can be had at relatively reasonable prices as new vehicles go.

The average new car price is $32,000 and an entry EV can be a couple thousand or more below this. If your federal tax situation will permit, you can recoup the one-time $7,500 federal tax credit and states that add on to this can tally even more off the net price.

Bottom line is EVs may be had for below $20,000 or low 20s although the buyer will have to pay up front before recouping anything back.

Alternately, inexpensive lease deals can be available so shop and ask questions.

Accounts of people trading out a gas-consuming car and leasing a Leaf for the $200-300 they used to pay just at the pump abound.

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These deals do involve varying degrees of money down, but they may net out to a monthly bill not a whole lot more than a family plan for a smartphone.

Leasing also eliminates concerns over reselling the car, or depreciation assuming you turn it back in at the end of the lease, and don’t buy it outright.