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2016 Ford Focus Electric Is The Cheapest Lease Available In The US


While compiling their monthly list of the “Best Green Car Deals” in the US, website recently turned up an interesting bit of info: the 2016 Ford Focus Electric is not only the least-expensive EV to lease, but the least-expensive car of any kind, regardless of powertrain.

According to CarsDirect, a 2016 Focus Electric can be had for just $119 per month on a 36-month lease, with $669 due at signing. This is due to an increase in lease discounts to $15,000, which slashes payments by $50 per month, while the money due at signing has fallen by $1,330. Being a battery-electric vehicle, the Focus Electric also grants the lessee a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit, plus a $2,500 tax rebate if he or she lives in California.

Granted, the 2016 Ford Focus Electric obviously isn’t the latest, and Ford made some big changes for the 2017 model-year vehicle. These include an increase in battery capacity from 23 kWh to 33.5 (and a corresponding increase in range from 76 miles to an anticipated 115), as well as the introduction of DC fast-charging at up to 50 kW.

Still, if you can live with the more limited powertrain of the outgoing Focus Electric, leasing presents one heck of a deal.


Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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