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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013

Electric car deals create short supply


High-Voltage Hot Rods Cruising into Electric Vehicle Conversions photo
An EV GT-40, made using a 1968 Fiberfab Valkyrieh kit car, runs on 56 lithium ion batteries and traveling 90-120 milers per charge.

By Clark Howard

After telling you several weeks ago that automakers are rolling out great leasing offers on electric vehicles, I now have a new situation to report: Electric vehicles are in short supply on dealer lots! 

Range anxiety had been a big reason why people weren't buying electric cars. That's the fear that you'll run out of charge and have to call a tow truck from the side of the road!

But the recent incentives really helped people get over that in their minds. Nissan, Honda, and Chevy all rolled out lease deals that really set the market on fire.

Nissan in particular has a deal that cut the price of the Nissan Leaf to around $19,000 after incentives. Don't I feel foolish now having paid $36,000 for my Nissan Leaf (before any tax incentives) some time ago!