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Ford is the latest to drop prices on its electric slicing $4,000 off the 2014 EV. The move will undoubtedly in getting more drivers to a second look at the car. But how can Ford—and other automakers EV prices—keep on losing money each electric car sold?

The new MSRP keeps us competitive in the and is an important part of our commitment to customers with a range of vehicles to choose from, a statement from Ford the $4,000 Focus EV price

Quite frankly, before the in MSRP, the vehicle wasn t Ford sold only 900 Focus EVs during the first of 2013. After the price the Focus EV has an MSRP of $35,995. who d consider the Focus EV are surely looking at vehicles such as the Leaf, which lowered its price by $6,400 in 2013, it under the $30K retail and can arguably be driven for free state and federal incentives are in—and a little creative is employed, taking into savings on gasoline.

Other automakers have been aggressive in pricing electric vehicles, with deals for the Fiat 500e and the Spark EV starting under per month.


Price-dropping offers on including this latest one on the Ford Focus Electric, are news for consumers, Edmunds out.

If you re a buyer looking to try out an electric car are some excellent deals to be Karl Brauer, senior at Kelley Blue Book, USA Today .

OK, so falling prices and lease deals obviously consumers. But what do the relentless decreases do for automakers? Isn t this a to the bottom?

For the time being, Nissan, Honda, and the other are focused on getting drivers the wheels of EVs, rather concerning themselves with profits. Manufacturers are realizing selling an electric car at a loss is than not selling one at all, Brauer, noting that don t have plans to sell all many EVs so it s fairly easy to these losses.

The price also show that is a market for battery-powered vehicle, so as the price is right. In the first of 2013, Nissan sold 10,000 Leafs—which is about the as it sold for all of 2012. Drivers in have been having a time finding Fit EVs available Honda dropped its lease to $259 per month. down $389, with no money

Automakers can t go on losing money each EV sale indefinitely, The hope is that, within a few production prices on electric (batteries especially) will allowing automakers to lower without taking a bath on sale. Driving range is to increase, the time required to cars will fall, and the of charging stations should all of which will make EV more attractive to drivers.

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It d help the EV cause if gas prices as well, making the cost of a vehicle cheaper and cheaper to filling up at the pump.

For the near however, very few drivers are to bite on EVs even as prices by $4,000 here and $6,000 Even after taking the tax rebate of $7,500 into electric vehicles remain a proposition for most consumers, Blue Book senior Alec Gutierrez said via

What s more, the price-slashing that s been set will make it tougher for automakers to a profit down the line. prices coming down, already on the fence may continue to and see if even greater discounts come later in the year or year, said Gutierrez. will make it quite to command higher prices in the which will make more difficult to achieve. battery costs come manufacturers will continue to it difficult to make a profit on especially knowing that are really only jumping the segment when the price is

For those interested in EVs, seems the smartest way to go, not only lease deals are so inexpensive but because consumers who lease don t getting stuck long-term outdated technology. More 70% of EVs on the road are leased, according to compared to the industry average of

Prices still have a way to fall before mainstream are interested. With the possible of Tesla, which has found in the sporty luxury car niche, have found that are simply unwilling to pay a significant premium for a vehicle that’s selling point is saving at the pump, said Gutierrez.

Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle

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