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Automakers have sweetened deals in recent months for plug-in electric cars in a bid to boost sales and move the vehicles off dealer lots as the end of the year nears.
General Motors knocked off $5,000, or 13 percent, from the sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt this summer. Earlier in the year, Nissan dropped the price of its electric Leaf, helping to boost its sales. It’s now offering a three-year lease at $199 a month.
You can drive around in a plug-in hybrid for next to nothing if you were already spending $200 a month on gas, says John O’Dell, at Edmunds.com. For drivers enticed by the possibility of dramatically reducing their reliance on gasoline, the discounts on plug-in electric cars — particularly when leasing — are worth considering.