Cheapest Ways to Drive an Electric Car

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Going Green without Spending a Lot of Cash

Tired of having a car that puts out so much pollution that Smokey Bear cries every time you drive?

Maybe it's time to look at electric cars.

Though most electric vehicles (EVs) are still more expensive than equivalent-size gasoline-powered cars, how you get one, what you buy, and how you charge can save you significant money over the life of the car. Add in generous state and federal incentives, and the idea of getting an EV starts to make more sense for many shoppers.

Not all EVs are available in every state, and each state has different incentives. While you may find many EV choices in California, if you're in Nebraska your options are more limited. Be sure to check with your tax advisor so you know what incentives you can take advantage of.

On the following slides, we'll talk about how to get an electric car, whether to buy or lease, and what models are on sale. While there are new cars arriving in the market later this year, we’ll focus on the ones that are available today. There are more expensive EVs on the market, but here we’ve stayed with the most reasonably priced cars.

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