Buying an electric vehicle is less expensive than you might think

March 26th, 2014 by

Is buying an electric vehicle worth it?

At the very least, you’ve probably been intrigued by the electric vehicles available on the market. Here at Nissan of Auburn, the new Nissan Leaf has been a subject of much discussion with consumers. But many people are discovering that the higher initial cost is truly worth it in the long run. These are some of the discussion we are having with folks every day at the dealership. This is one that you should be asking yourself as well – Is it worth it to buy an electric vehicle?

The higher initial cost of an EV is tough for some people to swallow. But let’s think about this for a minute. The Leaf might cost in the ballpark of $10,000 more than a traditional basic subcompact vehicle. But if you consider the fact that fuel costs can be in the neighborhood of $7,000 per year on average with these small vehicle, it’s pretty easy to see how you can make up the difference quickly. Of course, there is a consideration of the power that the Leaf uses to charge. But when comparing gasoline usage to electric charging, there is a great disparity, with the gasoline being the more expensive item.

And just because the list price of the Leaf is approximately 10K higher than some equivalent gas vehicles doesn’t mean that is the difference you are going to pay. There are tax credits available right now when you buy an electric vehicle, meaning the price disparity gets a whole lot closer.

Here at Nissan of Auburn, we also have another program that saves consumers money initially – and in the long run. We offer Nissan Leaf leasing right here in Auburn. This is a program that people have really been taking advantage of. And considering Washington’s well connected electric highway network, this is a smart bet for consumers in the area.

Want to learn more about our Nissan Leaf offers available? Get in touch with one of the pros right here at the dealership.


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