quote: A car lasts 15 years, not 5. It's an easy lifetime win.
quote: The Prius Hybrid battery last over 10 years for most people due to the limited charge/discharge cycles (they don't fully charge or discharge the battery).
quote: A 5 year old Leaf (or any electric car) is likely to have a low resell value due to the battery being close worn out.
quote: If you do replace the battery 10 years from now, it will be a lot cheaper then, and the car will likely be usable another 10 years.
quote: If you include the tax credit, the breakeven point is (($28800-$7500-$13600)/$4)*30 mi/gal = 57750 miles.
quote: First I get an extra $6500 in tax credit from the state [...] Lastly you didn't take into account for electricity, however I get mine for free.
quote: Sounds like you have a lot of other people paying for your lifestyle.
quote: Wow [...]
quote: The tax incentives are a statement of belief by our government/s that this is a technology they believe benefits our society as a whole and is worthy of being nurtured
quote: At least it is a little more transparent then being manipulated into a given (profitable) 'lifestyle' by some greedy auto manufacture's marketing department.