It will earn you real money rather than simply save, even compared to the Volt. Lease $139-$149/Month, minus the California State rebate of $2500, the net cost to you is $79-$85/month for the 39 month lease. Of course, you'll have to rent or take the bus for extended out of range trips.and I was surprised how zippy it was. I thought it was going to be a lot smaller too, I imagined it to be about the same size as a smart car, thankfully I was wrong. Plus, being smaller and lighter than the Volt, it had surprising get up and go. My lease is up on my 2013 Volt in 9 months and I'm not sure which direction I'm going to go. The lease deals on these Sparks are incredible. On the downside, I'll miss the extra room of the Volt, the new design, which I really like and the ability to drive it where ever the hell I want to. For those of you that own a Spark EV, tell me some of the great things about it and some of your hates. I'm just trying to get as much info as I can before I choose what to get next, thanks!