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Best US EV prices and deals in a high-demand market

Looking to buy an electric vehicle right now? So is everyone else, apparently. In-stock dealer inventories of EVs are sparse at best, if not completely decimated, despite a lofty average transaction price north of $66,000. But don’t lose hope – there are relative bargains that price below $66,000, sell at close to MSRP, and are available for delivery sooner than later.

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Best Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide for the prices and deals on EVs in the US.

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Best dealer EV deals on Bolt EV/EUV, EV6, Ioniq 5, more

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According to KBB, the average transaction price for a new electric vehicle increased by 1.8% in March amidst a 17% year-over-year increase. Hopefully that uptick will be reversed with an expected increase in supply, thanks to Chevrolet resuming Bolt production as well as a number of affordable EV models set to arrive at dealerships between now and the end of the year. However, if you have an ICE or short-range electric and want to take advantage of its elevated trade-in value before used car prices drop further, here are a few of the available options to consider.

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Lease Guide for prices and deals on EVs in the US.

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January EV Deals, Ioniq 5, Niro, Mustang Mach-E, and more

The average transaction price for a new entry-level vehicle is now at $43,072. That’s over $900 above MSRP, according to a recent report by KBB. Even worse, the average transaction price for a new electric vehicle has risen by 18.6% over the past year, nearly 5% more than the industry average. As such, we are highlighting EVs found during our survey of electric vehicle lease deals and discounts with dealer inventory that seem to be adequately supporting demand, thereby increasing your chances of negotiating a fair deal.

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In search of: Black Friday EV deals in the US

Black Friday deals on EVs have been few and far between this season. The ones we managed to discover earlier last week were scooped up shortly after including on our Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide. Coincidence? Perhaps. Good news is we took one last look yesterday and found a couple of great LEAF and Niro EV discounts. No doubt these will go quick, so for those left in the dust that absolutely need to buy or lease a car ASAP, we’re highlighting several offers worth considering in this supply-constrained market.

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Best Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide for the best deals on EVs in the US.

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Great September EV lease deals in a seller’s market

It’s not easy to find great deals in the current environment of increased demand and constricted supply. Still, we managed to find several good electric vehicle deals worth considering, especially for those that find themselves in a situation where they absolutely need to get a car right now.

EV shoppers that currently own a used vehicle (electric or not) that has drastically appreciated in value over the past several months should also take notice. Harvesting that trade-in value while scoring a decent deal on a new EV could mimic those great EV deals that were common in the not-so-distant past. As always, check our Electric Vehicle Best Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide for the best deals on EVs in the US.

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August EV Deals: VW ID.4, Chevy Bolt EV/EUV, Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, 2022 Nissan LEAF

In the midst of supply chain issues and low interest rates driving the average new car transaction to yet another all-time high – now at a lofty $42,258 – we found several recently introduced electric vehicles bucking the trend with factory rebates, dealer discounts, and attractive lease terms…

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Best Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide for the best deals on EVs in the US.

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March Madness! Great deals on Bolt EV, e-tron, Kona, and Niro EV

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The past few months have certainly been an exciting season of electric vehicle announcements, reveals, introductions, and the like. With so much enthusiasm and salivating over new models and updates, do any of the currently available EVs have a chance at winning your hard-earned dollars before fresh choices start to appear in a matter of months? Before you answer, read on for some of the best deals discovered during this month’s search for electric vehicle lease deals and discounts, designed to distract buyers from what lies ahead and focus their attention to what is here and now.

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2022 Chevy Bolts drive deep ’20-’21 model discounts toward $20K

If you’ve been shopping for a 200-plus-mile EV, odds are that last week’s 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV announcement really caught your attention. With a fresh look on the outside, majorly improved interior, included 240V 7.2KW charge cable, and perhaps most importantly, a starting price that is thousands of dollars less than the outgoing Bolt EV and its competitors, why not wait a few months for General Motors’ latest and greatest? Well, as one might expect, dealer discounts and factory rebates on 2020 and 2021 Bolt EVs have been adjusted favorably over the past few weeks, and there are some incredible deals inching the 2020-2021 Bolt starting price to near $20,000 now.

Those who religiously check our Electric Vehicle Price Guide after the first week of the month probably noticed that the factory rebate on a 2020 Bolt was bumped up to $8,500 for February, which was perhaps a preemptive move prior to the 2022 Bolt EV/EUV reveal.

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January EV deals: 200+ miles of range for less than $200/month

Happy New Year! Now that 2021 has arrived, dealers are even more motivated than last month to move old inventory off their lots. Remaining stock of 2020 models is already thin in some locales, so act soon if you find any of these offers on 200-mile EVs enticing.  

As always, check our Electric Vehicle Best Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Best Lease Guide for the best deals on EVs in the US.

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Huge year-end discounts and rebates drive the cost of new EVs below $20K

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During our monthly search for the best EV discounts, we found four models – two BEVs and two PHEVs – that can cost less than $20,000 before tax and license. Considering the average used vehicle price as reported by USA Today was trending upward at $21,558 in July, and that the average new vehicle transaction price is just shy of $40,000 ($39,259 to be exact, per Kelly Blue Book), $20K for a brand-new electric vehicle looks like a relative bargain.

Note this is the last week we’ll include PHEVs in our roundups. Our resolution for 2021 is BEVs only!

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End of quarter best EV deals on Niro, e-tron, Bolt, I-Pace, more

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Tesla isn’t the only company that makes an end of the quarter sales push. There are still a couple of days left to score a great end-of-quarter deal on several popular EVs all over the US. Even better, often you can get a local dealer to match or at least come down close to these best-in-nation deals. Here are some of the best offers currently on our Electric Vehicle Price Guide and Electric Vehicle Lease Guide

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Huge Labor Day EV lease ($140/mo) deals and discounts: Prices less than gas

Labor Day weekend is arguably the best time to buy a new car. Closing a deal any earlier may mean missing out on deep year-end discounts, but waiting too long often could result in missed opportunity as depleting inventory of old stock limits selection and availability. Our weekly updated survey of the best EV leases and best New EV discounts will help any shoppers out there hoping to score a great deal on a new electric vehicle. Even if one of the highlighted dealer/deals isn’t located nearby, you can use these prices to talk a local dealer down.

Here is the best of what we’ve found:

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