Do you look out for exciting car deals often? If yes, there is one amazing deal on electric cars and am sure this one is too good to miss out. Auto majors are trying to woo customers to shift to electric cars and to ensure their endeavour are effective; they are lowering the price of entry to the zero-emission lifestyle.
Huge margins of discounts are offered on mainstream-brand plug-in cars such as the Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500e, combined with local electric-vehicle, federal and state incentives could make drivers happy with low burden on their pockets. However, there are two conditions to it: Drivers needs to stay in states offering tax incentives and he/she can’t drive very far in a day.
As per Hybridcars.com data, plug-in cars recorded less than 1 percent of total four-wheeler sales in US, in the first four month of 2013. However, the sales figure is double in comparison to last year sales for the same duration. Car makers in the US are facing mounting pressure in dozen states to increase electric car sales. As per the California mandate, by 2018, auto makers have to sale up to 4.5% of “zero-emission” cars. And electric car sales should account for more than 15 percent of total car sales in the state.
As of now, the mandate’s rules look highly impossible to achieve the mentioned targets. Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S, were the only two all-electric models that sold more than 1,000 units during the first quarter of this year. Few auto makers are trying to block the California mandate, where few are encouraging consumers to shift to electric vehicles, which could bring them more profits keeping in mind strict emission regulations.
Though, this fabulous deal is not for Indian consumers. But looking at the ever increasing fuel prices the idea of shifting to all-electric cars sounds economical and attractive in India. Great if more electric charge centres are set up for easy charge facility. More consumers shifting to electric vehicles is sure to reduce fossil fuel related pollution and lessen the nation’s monetary burden of importing oil from abroad.