So I’m looking at either a Kia Niro EV or Hyundai Kona EV. I received the most recent numbers and incentives from Edmunds. But am confused about the tax credits. Both these vehicles still qualify for the $7500 federal tax credit, as well as a $2000 Maine EV rebate. Both would be payable to the manufacturer, i.e. would be part of my lease discount/rebate.
Here’s what Edmunds came back with on the two cheapest trims:
Hyundai Kona SEL: .00156 MF and 50% residual. $7250 lease cash
Kia Niro EX: .00130 MF and 57% residual. $9600 lease cash
If this “lease cash” would be applicable on top of the Tax Credits, these would be ridiculous deals. So at least the federal tax credit has to be included, right?
Except that the Hyundai lease cash is below the $7500 credit.
I’m clearly missing something - I’m hoping one of the expert Hackrs can enlighten me