swanlee wrote:Why on earth is Georgia leasing so high on this car? Everywhere I go here the lease prices are around $550 a month with 2-4K down payments
For Georgia, part of the answer may be in this NYTimes article:www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/business/ene ... edits.html
"When Georgia repealed its generous $5,000 tax credit on electric vehicles in July 2015, and instead slapped a $200 registration fee on electric cars, sales quickly tumbled. In the month before the repeal, nearly 1,300 electric vehicles were sold in the state. By August, those sales had all but evaporated — to just 97 cars. It was a hint of what would come. Today, the economic incentives that have helped electric vehicles gain a toehold in America are under attack, state by state. ... Georgia offers an example of how some of these arguments played out. For a few years, attempts to repeal that state’s electric vehicle incentive, first introduced in the late 1990s, went nowhere. Then in 2015, the repeal was rolled into a larger transportation bill, which promised freshly paved roads and shored-up bridges. The bill passed, together with the repeal, with little debate on the incentive itself. ... Alfred Richner, a financial services worker in Atlanta ... planned to upgrade his Nissan Leaf in 2015. But that plan was foiled when he couldn’t track one down in Georgia before the tax credit expired. 'It’s a great car,' he said. 'I guess by then, everyone wanted it. And then it all stopped.'"