According to the Facebook posting by Ford, FEV price will be announced (?) on 11/2.
Thank you for your question and interest in the Focus Electric! More details on vehicle ordering, the Build & Price shopping tool, and tax credit information will be available on 11/2.
Oh, good! Because my spreadsheet
which compares the ICE version of a car to its electric in price pencils in $40,000 before the credit, so it'll be nice to be more accurate in an upcoming post I have for the Affordable Electric Car NOW!
I don't think a base-line Altima though is the correct LEAF comparison. I stand by a Nissan Versa hatchback. And I can only compare the Mini-E by lease since I can't find a MSRP for the 2009 model year (or any model year for that matter). You'd think in California, where IIRC you have a personal property tax on cars like we do here in Virginia, this would be important because the tax rate is set on MSRP, not the lease payment.
Which brings me to why I am looking at this 2.4 - 3.6 factor ratio: the tax on a LEAF in Fairfax County, the most populous county in Virginia, is based on the LEAF MSRP (without options), which for an SL is $37,250. Yes, this is before the $7,500 tax credit, but so is the basis of the car tax!
Thus, the annual tax on the LEAF as it stands today in Fairfax County, VA is taxed at $1,062.53 for the first year where as the Versa is at $179.15!
Thus, I am working on an article and a proposal for the Fairfax County board of supervisors to take advantage of Virginia Code 58.1-3506(40)
which allows a county to set a different tax rate for pure-battery-electric vehicles (no Volts) under the following 5-year plan:
- 2012: $2.25 per $100
- 2013: $2.50 per $100
- 2014: $3.00 per $100
- 2015: $4.00 per $100
- 2016: $4.57 per $100, which is the current vehicle tax rate, or be it whatever the tax rate is at that time
This would be more than Loudoun County's $2.00 per $100 for electric vehicles, but as they are going up a dollar a year, in years 2013 - 2015 Fairfax is more lucrative. Don't tell my friend Stevens Miller that's my secret plan. Not so secret plan, obviously, since I'm making this public.
RIP CO2 Fre
, 27 months, 42,282 mi & 11 bars.
unAmerican Job & Nissan's Rapid Depreciation cost $20,000!
on the road daily w/o Charge at Work
Long Live CO2 Fre
, Maxed 2013 SL, 20,000 mi/yr lease.
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