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
Boulder Nissan
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: