Lots of Financial Incentives for Nissan Leaf Customers

As I've just started writing here recently, I've been doing a fair amount of research into the feasibility of getting solar photovoltaic (PV) cells installed on our house, both to power our house and potentially to provide power for charging an electric car.  I love the idea of producing enough power from our roof to be able to charge an electric car, thus eliminating my car's gas usage.

Well, in today's New York Times newspaper, there's a great article about the Nissan Leaf electric car, and the huge number of incentives that come with that car for consumers.  Right now, it's sounding like a great time to consider buying that car if you are looking for a fuel-efficient commuter car.  The car sells for $32,780 (sticker price) but after all the incentives, the price goes down to as low as $20,000 when you include the home car charging unit thrown in.  That's pretty amazing, and doesn't even include the other perqs mentioned in the article like free parking, ability to use carpool lanes, and charging stations for free charging being installed in high-use areas of the country.

I hope this trend continues, this trend of helping people reduce dependence on petroleum (and also to the point, foreign petroleum).

Do any of you have serious thoughts about buying an electric car anytime in the next three years?  We're thinking seriously about it, and I'd sure like to be in a new electric car within two years.

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