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I got a number of discounts on my 2018 Volt which I bought in mid-October. Here is the list:

Specialized discounts-

GM Card: $3,100
Dealer discount off MRSP (9 hr. drive required): $5,000
State tax discount (removed last year): $0

General discounts-

Federal tax discount: $7,500
Teacher discount (my wife teaches college): $500
Costco discount (for 2018 GM cars): $500

Total discounts: $16,600

Car cost (with dealer documentation costs) $36,485

Percentage discount: ~46%

Can anyone else add other discounts they came across (besides the obvious state tax discounts)?
 

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In Massachusetts or Rhode Island, go to https://drivegreen.greenenergyconsumers.org/form_cars.php#hybrids

Drive Green Discount off MRSP: $10,000
MA State tax discount: $2,500
Federal tax discount: $7,500
Total discounts: $20,000

Discounts that vary by individual:
GM Card
Teacher discount
Costco discount

Using your example, car cost is $36,485. Percentage discount, not including the individual discounts: ~55%

Long and short of it is you can buy a 2018 Volt LT for about $14,095!
 

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A 2017, but...

MSRP + Destination: $38,500
Dealer Discount: $5,000
GM Rebate: $4,000
Federal Credit: $7,500
PA Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate: $1,000
Total discounts: $17,500
Effective Purchase Price: $21,000
 

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2018 LT with only comfort package

MSRP 34,555

Dealer discount 6,825 (was on lot 7 mos, don’t know if that included GM rebates)

Fed Tax Rebate. 7,500 (unfortunately no state or other here in Virginia)

Net $20,230

In Massachusetts or RI you’d be crazy not to!


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In Massachusetts or RI you’d be crazy not to!


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For anyone in Maryland, there was a similar program through Exelon/Constellation Energy called EZ-EV, which offered a similar rebate through the utility company -- you just had to bring a copy of your electric bill. Tended to be a little less than what I saw in MA, but still an excellent deal.
 

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I think the Costco cash card deal bumps to $700 with an upgraded membership!
 

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I think it was $500 for a 2018 and $700 for a 2019 GM product when I purchased my car.
I got $700 from Costco on our 2017 Bolt purchase last year. And we're "flipping" that one for a 2019 and making money1

2019 Chevy Bolt (Delivery December, 2018)
MSRP41,300.00
Factory Invoice39,718.52
Dealer Discount-2,500.00
Costco Cash-700.00
Docs & Regs499.00
Transportation0.00
Cash Cost37,017.52
IRS Tax Credit-7,500.00
CO Tax Credit-5,000.00
Net Cost24,517.52
Trade in-27,000.00(2017 Bolt, $24,727 Cost)
Sales Tax398.52
Net Net Cost-2,083.96

Hard to now why more V/Bolt owners with enough tax liability don't flip their cars every year for an upgrade and some bonus cash!
 

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That CO rebate is pretty crazy. Definitely makes sense to jump into an EV every year or two with that. The WA "rebate" was waiving the ~10% sales tax for only 7,500 cars, and that ran out of May this year. It was a reason I decided to pull the trigger on the Volt in Feb of this year even though I ideally would have waited until summer to get in a new car. Of course, WA shows no signs of putting any more EV incentives in place, although they definitely kept the $150/yr fee for any plug-in cars. :rolleyes:


As for me, 2018 LT with comfort and driver confidence packages.

~$36.2k MSRP - $7000 off dealer discount - $7500 fed tax credit - no crazy high WA state sales tax = ~$21.7k + doc fee (roughly equivalent to a ~$19.5k car).
 

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I got $5800 off of a 2019 before the tax credit or CA rebate. It was pretty much one of the first 2019's off the car carrier at the dealer I bought it from. This is my second volt from them though. $700 costco gift card, costco price discount, then $3000 from the deale's end. $37k sticker- $23k actual (before sales tax and with all credits and rebates)
 

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You guys in the USA are lucky. Zilch up here when I looked last week outside of a $1k black fri deal GM had.
 

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Hard to now why more V/Bolt owners with enough tax liability don't flip their cars every year for an upgrade and some bonus cash!
In Mass, the Terms and Conditions on the Mass State rebate is that you have to own the car for 3 years minimum. Flipping it would mean you would need to give this back.

I also wonder about the ethics of taking advantage of a Federal and State EV incentives to make a profit for an individual. The incentives are there to promote "clean" EV's, not for profit taking purposes.
 
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