I have previously leased many of my cars. But I have found that with the limited range of an ev and my relatively short commute (8 miles each way) and the fact that I ride a bike for most of the summer months, I don't come close to driving the allocated miles in a lease. For road trips and such, we have another car that we use for that kind of stuff.
For my last Leaf lease, it included 12k miles/year and I ended up driving less than 6k miles/year. I did consider buying the car at the end of the lease but the residual was still too high and Nissan wouldn't really lower it and I wasn't that set on buying it anyway. From what I have seen, I like the Soul EV+ and think I can be happy driving this car for 10 years.
So I am interested in a 2018 Kia Soul EV+ with the sun/fun package. It looks like the MSRP is around $38k.
If I can bargain them down a few thousand bucks + I live in the state of WA so with our state sales tax incentives and federal tax credit, it will be around $28k or so for me.
I am working with one local dealer that many have dealt with here (Lee Johnson Kia) and they haven't sent me all of the details but they sent me some basic numbers and if I can get the car for around $180/mo + $3k drive off it will be around $10k w/tax for 3 years. If the residual is around $13k or so, then even if I purchase at the end of the lease, it will still only be ~$23k so still cheaper than buying.
Does this look right or am I missing something here? The sales guy hasn't sent me the details so I haven't had a chance to scrutinize yet (i.e., maybe he's sending me numbers for a Soul EV instead of EV+, etc.).