It is possible to find electric cars with monthly lease costs of $69-99 per month. These are usually leftovers from a prior year. Early in 2014, some Mitsubishi dealers went as low as $69 per month (for 24 months), with $2,100 down, on the 2013 I-MiEV. Currently there have been deals on Fiat 500e’s in the $99 per month range.
This would be about $220 per month for those lower lease cost situations and the operating costs (not including license and insurance).
The Smart ED for $99 a month: Get ’em while they’re hot. (Jim Motavalli photo)
TMobile has $100 per month family plans for 4 lines. Purchasing 4 Apple iPhone 6 pluses would be $749 each. This would $3000 versus a typical $2000 downpayment for the electric car lease. The $100 family plan also would have another $11 per month or so of taxes and charges.
Verizon Wireless has $160 per month plans for 4 smartphone lines. Their starting price for the Apple iPhone plus is $299 with a two year plan.
The Fiat E can have as much as $14000 in incentive credits Which bring the cost down from $31000 to about $17000.
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