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Barack Obama Approves $10,000 Discount in Electric Car Prices

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If you live in the U.S. and always wanted to buy an electric vehicle, but you couldn’t afford, think again. The newly released budget that President Obama approved can offer you a $10,000 discount off the price of an electric vehicle.

That is $2,500 more than what’s being offered right now – however, if you opt for an EV, you’ll get the $10,000 reduction at the time of the purchase, not later that year – thus cutting the bureaucracy and complications on the buyer’s side.

The options you have are the Chevy Volt ($41,000), the Nissan Leaf ($36,000) and the Mitsubishi i would be even more accessible, for even less than $20,000.

Having read this, you can only be happier than you were yesterday, even if you can’t afford one, even with the reduced price. Of course there will come a time when electric cars will be as affordable as gasoline cars are today. You will even be able to buy a second-hand one, fit a new battery and it’ll take you virtually forever, since the electric motor won’t break nearly as often as the gasoline one.

Only one hop remains to be overcome: the law has to be approved by the Congress…

[via ecogeek]

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