Best deals on hybrid, electric, and plug-in cars for December 2018

The end of the year is almost always the best time to get a great deal on a car. This December, our partners at Cars Direct have found some great deals on electric cars for as little as $219 a month.

Electric cars

For buyers who want an all-electric car, the best deal is on the Nissan Leaf, as it often is. The Leaf is available for $219 a month for 36 months with $2,929 due at signing.  The lease deal on the base Leaf S represents a huge $10,075 manufacturer discount, though that’s down by $1,275 from a few months ago. Overall, the cost comes out $90 a month cheaper than the cheapest lease deal on the Chevy Bolt EV. Fancier Leaf SLs are eligible for a lower $8,250 discount.

Nissan is preparing to launch a longer-range version of the Leaf this spring that will go up to 225 miles, compared with the current model’s 151 miles, so even better deals could be around the corner on the existing model.

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV For those who want to buy rather than lease an electric car, Chevrolet is offering big discounts on the Bolt EV of up to $4,675 off the MSRP of a loaded Premier version. That represents Chevy’s employee discount plus $1,500 bonus cash. This marks the Bolt’s first appearance on our monthly list of deals.

The deal is available in 10 states including California, Oregon and eight East Coast states that follow California emissions standards: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Buyers should act quickly, though, as the federal tax credit for GM models will be cut in half April 1.

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