Wife and I live in Louisville, Colorado and are seriously considering a purchase of the 2013 Leaf. After a great deal of research online and reading these boards for a few weeks, we're confident it will meet our needs for a daily commuter to replace my 2001 Saturn sedan.
Looking at our 2011 and 2012 tax returns, I believe we will qualify for the full federal tax credit of $7,500, or close to it. However, I am concerned about the State's Innovative Vehicle tax credit. Logic would hold that if the DOR believes the 2012 leaf was $13,000 more than their un-named comparable ICE and the price of the Leaf has dropped roughly $6,000 for 2013, then I'm worried that the state credit could be 0 or close to it after you subtract out the Federal tax credit ($13,000 - $6,000 - $7500).
Does anyone on here know when the DOR will release the Leaf credit for 2013 or have any idea what the amount will be? Seems to me they should release a number shortly after Nissan rolls out their pricing and features, so people can make an informed decision before buying/leasing.
Our decision to buy or not buy will probably come down to what the state is offering (or not offering) for a credit. It's great that Nissan is producing the Leaf for less to begin with, but for us to justify the cost, we our going to need total credits to be in the $10,000-$12,000 range.
Really hope Colorado comes through because we have really psyched ourselves up to own and drive one of these cars and help get this technology off the ground. And, before anyone asks, we are not really interested in leasing.
Would also be interested in hearing how much some Colorado owners paid to purchase and install their level 2 home docking stations.
Thanks in advance for any knowledge you can share. This is a great forum and community with a ton of useful information.
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on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.