MARCH 23, 2017 BY
rEV Your Engines
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The Electric Vehicle Sales EVent is at the staring line.
Four Colorado auto dealers have stepped up to offer discounts on seven models of electric vehicles (EVs) during the regional sales program taking place April 1 through June 30, 2017. In this 90-day window, interested car buyers can reap discounts from $300 to $8,000 on EVs from regional dealers of Audi, Chevrolet, Nissan and BMW. This is on top of up to $12,500 in combined state and federal subsidies on the no- and low-emissions cars.
It’s ready-set-go time to get into an EV.
|Dealer||Model||Type||MSRP||Dealer discount||Colorado subsidy||Federal subsidy|
|Audi Glenwood Springs||A3 e-tron||PHEV||$44,195||$2,210||$5,000||up to $4,085|
|Mountain Chevrolet||Volt||PHEV||$34,095||$1,000||$5,000||up to $7,500|
|Bolt||BEV||$37,495||$300||$5,000||up to $7,500|
||Leaf S||BEV||$33,515||$8,000||$5,000||up to $7,500|
|Leaf SV||BEV||$35,255||$8,000||$5,000||up to $7,500|
|Co’s BMW Center||i3 REX||BEV||$49,145||$3,000||$5,000||up to $7,500|
|X5 xDrive40e||PHEV||$70,145||$4,000||$5,000||up to $4,200|
|530e xDrive||PHEV||$62,835||$3,000||$5,000||up to $4,200|
* PHEV = plug-in electric/gasoline hybrid, BEV= plug-in, all-electric vehicle
What They’re Saying
During a March 15 press conference announcing the program, Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron praised the efficiency of EVs: “Electric vehicles are less costly to fuel, with the electricity equivalent of a gallon of gasoline costing about $1.10 per ‘e-gallon’.” Skadron said more affordable fuel and less overall maintenance means electric vehicles can help reduce the cost of living in resort communities.
How It Works
During this “group buy,” individuals work directly with the dealers to test drive vehicles and make their purchases.
Who’s Making This Happen?
The program is spearheaded by Refuel Colorado (a program of the Colorado Energy Office) and Garfield Clean Energy and managed by CLEER.
EV Sales Event Partners: