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For many consumers. ownership has been a nonstarter for financial reasons. The math that the money one saved in gas an EV was usually outweighed by the car s high price. But the math has been

The financial argument for buying an car is getting a lot more compelling thanks to special lease from manufacturers and generous and incentives from the federal and certain states. One such is Georgia. which gives an credit of $5,000 for the purchase of an vehicle. Add in special lease from Nissan for its battery-powered and the federal tax credit of $7,500, and costs for a two-year lease in come to a smidge over

The Wall Street Journal highlighted the case of one Georgia who did just that. Bronson traded in his SUV for a Leaf, and he figures the per month he s saving on gasoline than makes up for the $2,000 or so the will cost him over the of two years. Sure, there are costs, but those are negligible, to Beisel:

In March, I spent to charge the car and a bit less than in April, he says. He also got an station installed at his house for no cost.


It s like a two-year test free, he says.

The Atlanta reported that Nissan 200 Leafs in Georgia in December, at the time was its best month in the state for sales. Nissan the base price of the Leaf by in early 2013, resulting in units sold nationally in its best month ever. sales figures strictly for aren t available right

Nissan is hardly the only getting creative in its drive to electric cars appeal to the In order to ease the range concerns of drivers who fear EVs be impractical because of limited range, BMW and Fiat have including access to gas-powered or rental cars free of with the purchase of an electric

Automotive News reported Smart car is trying out another to entice buyers who are worried the potential of a car battery losing or malfunctioning over time. The offered by Smart car is a special in which the ForTwo Electric is at a price of $20,650 — $5,100 off the price — and the owner rents the car at a cost of $80 per month. If the battery needs to be replaced, that s with the monthly payment, as is maintenance.

In a special lease deal, customers can pay $2,000 down and $199 per month, which the battery rental. Tax credits can drivers monthly costs even lower. Chevy s EV and the Fiat 500e are also in $199-per-month lease deals. the Spark only requires down.

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Finally, there s the Karma. The flashy plug-in sold for around $100,000. Now production has ceased and the vehicle has declared a flop amid reviews, there s a slight for bargain hunters: Fisker are now cheap!

Relatively speaking, of course.

reports that owners are to unload their cars via and other sales outlets. 2012 models have selling for under $50,000, in Considering how badly Fisker have been known to however, are they even that price?

There be some collector value for the says Edmunds senior John O Dell. Maybe Nos. 1 to 10 will have cachet.

Brad Tuttle

Brad Tuttle covers and personal finance for TIME. He in Massachusetts with his wife and sons, and also teaches at UMass-Amherst .

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