We're thinking of relocating to Colorado from California.
We own a 2014 Leaf S (bought in 2014), with 30,000 miles on it, still have 12 bars.
Normally I'd just ship the car over, but these deals have me thinking of selling and buying.
I'm trying to get my head around all the various discounts and rebates that may or may not be available to me with each option.
Colorado dealers are eager to sell the 2017 leafs. There are huge discounts.
- 5k - Colorado State rebate (you can claim yourself next tax season, or the dealer can give you the discount, and they get the credit)
I presume I can't get a Colorado rebate on my old Leaf if I bring it to Colorado (either the old rebate or the new rebate)?
The new rebate doesn't seem to apply to used Leafs (although I bought my Leaf new in 2014)?
The old rebate might but I'm probably too late for that?
Note that I wouldn't be selling the Leaf to myself, just bringing it into my new home of Colorado.
For the new rebate for a new Leaf as long as my W2 income for 2017 is over $100k I should be fine to get it, correct?
- 7.5k - Federal tax rebate. up to 7.5k, as long as you paid that much tax last year. You get the rebate on your taxes next tax season. (or now, if you change your W4 income withholding to match.
yep, already received on my old Leaf, would get this with a new one.
I guess for this I cannot purchase the Leaf until I actually have an xcel energy bill, which I'm guessing won't be until August. Basically the best I can do here is wait for July 1 and see if they extend it.
My guess is that the discounts will only get better until the next generation Leaf comes out.
- Ask for dealer rebates! They are offering huge discounts. Call around. Walk in and ask. Folks are getting 2,3,4k+ accessories!
There is currently a $4k NMAC rebate and VPP is $1k... but these technically seem to conflict with the xcel energy rebate, so wouldn't technically apply... hence any extra discounts are likely negotiation.
That's a sweet discount on a cool car.
Yep. If I can get all the above on a base 2017 S then I might be able to sell in CA, buy new in CO, net cost around $0 and come out of it with a new Leaf with more range.
The extra range would be nice to have (with winter cold weather and snow tires) but not an absolute requirement. We also own a Tesla for long distance drives, so this is a second car for spouse/au pair etc...
Our 2014 Leaf S with quick charge only cost $14,600 new after all the rebates and discounts... that seemed a great deal at the time!