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This Is The Cheapest Electric Vehicle You Can Lease Right Now: FIAT 500e for $99/Month, $0 Down (California)

Current lease program valid through January 4, 2016.

First things first: to qualify for this deal, you must be a current lessee of a non-FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) vehicle. If not, then the total cost of the lease will rise by $1,000. 

2016 FIAT 500e (source: fiatusa.com)

2016 FIAT 500e (source: fiatusa.com)

The car in question, the 2016 FIAT 500e, has a retail price of $32,795. Aim for a selling price of $31,771 before incentives. There are California dealers on a popular car buying site promising that discount.

There are two incentives available from FIAT: $1,000 in Conquest Cash (for non-FCA owners only) and $7,500 in Lease Cash Allowance. There's also a $2,500 mail-in rebate from the State of California, which we assume you will front as a down payment.

After the incentives and the $895 acquisition fee, the net capitalized cost drops to $21,666. Chrysler Capital estimates the 500e is worth $18,037 (55% of MSRP) after 39 months of use at 10,000 miles per year. Therefore the total depreciation expense is $3,629, or $93 per month.

The money factor on the lease is .00016 (equivalent to 0.4% APR), which results in a monthly finance charge of $6. Total monthly payment? $99 per month.

Here's what you should expect when all is said and done. We've added in Los Angeles County sales tax (9%), license/registration, and fees. Program valid through January 4, 2016.

Total Drive-Off
First month's payment (after 9% tax) $108
DMV license/registration $290
Dealer document fee ($80 max. in CA) $80
Capitalized cost reduction $2,500*
Sales tax on incentives and capitalized cost reduction $997
TOTAL DUE AT SIGNING $3,976

*You get this back through a $2,500 mail-in rebate from the California Air Resources Board.

In addition to the incentives listed above, residents of the San Joaquin Valley (e.g., Fresno, Bakersfield, Modesto, and Stockton) are eligible for a $3,000 Drive Clean! rebate, which effectively brings the cost down to $22 per month.

Customize your lease with the calculator below. You can adjust inputs such as selling price, incentives, and down payment.  

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