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EV Group Buying, Is it the Right Thing to do from a State / Federal Level?

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G. David Felt
Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.CheersandGears.com

 

EV Group Buying, Is it the Right Thing to do from a State / Federal Level?

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Washington, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee all have instituted Group buying programs of EVs to push the cost of the EV auto down significantly.

 

Per an editorial on Green Car Reports about this very same thing the quote the following:

"The Colorado counties of Boulder, Adams, and Denver cut the price of a 2015 Nissan Leaf S for residents by $8,349.

Combined with Federal and state incentives, that effectively reduced the price of this model from $29,860 (including destination) to less than $13,000."

 

Dealerships saw sales jump 10 fold in response to the heavy discounts.

 

FCA took a different approach with leasing in Bulk in the state of california the Fiat 500e according to another story. With state and federal discounts, this reduced the monthly lease payment to $82.75 a month for 10,000 miles and only $1000 down. If you own a non FCA auto you get a $1000 credit so ZERO cost to get into a leased 500e compliance auto according to FCA for the state of California. The 500e per FCA is a true compliance auto allowing them to continue to sell in the state till newer auto's with better MPG and no emissions are available.

 

So with these amazing deals, thousands are jumping on the EV bandwagon.

 

The Question that started this off is, should the states and Feds drive incentives to push this change over to EV's? Should group buying become the norm so as to drive the selling of EVs?

 

The west coast is already more electrified than any other place in the nation. Should the taxpayers fund this conversion to EV auto's or should market forces be allowed to drive what people drive?

 

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Sounds Off.

 

 

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Washington state just finalized their updated group buying program for EV auto's and Hybrids. Approved for immediate purchase is the following:

 

2016 Nissan Leaf with 107 mile range and 30 kWh battery for the SV and the original 84 mile range with 24 kWh battery for the S.

 

S Model - $20,734

SV Model - $25,642

 

2017 Chevrolet Volt

 

$33,859 

 

More details here:

 

http://wwcleancities.org/new-washington-state-ev-contracts-equal-huge-price-savings/

 

As far as I can tell this is before Fed rebate is applied.

 

Instructions on the DES group purchase program:

 

CarsSystemInstructions.pdf

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