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Steals on Wheels: Two Great Deals on Union-Made Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Ending April 15, 2014

Posted on April 5, 2014
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Looking to go green with your next new-car purchase?

Fortunately, there are plenty of eco-friendly options for new car shoppers who want to save money at the pump, cut tailpipe emissions, or reduce their dependency on petroleum.

So, in this edition of Steals on Wheels, we’re sharing two great "green" deals available on union-made electric and hybrid vehicles.

No matter where you live, these “Steals on Wheels” deals are available nationwide and demonstrate potential savings on new cars based on the possible discount from the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).

These steals may benefit from manufacturer’s rebates and cash incentives, depending on what our data shows to be the greatest opportunities for savings for new car shoppers in the upcoming timeframe.

As an added bonus, union members should take advantage of the Union Plus Auto Buying Service:

 

Steals on Wheels: April 2 to 15, 2014
Great Deals on Union Electric and Hybrid

Year Make Model Trim Segment

MSRP / Market Avg.*

Est. Monthly Payment**

$ Savings /
% Savings

Federal Rebates

City /
Hwy /
Comb MPG

2014 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback Small Car

$35,995 / $29,111

$418

$6,884 / 19.1%

$7,500

110 / 99 / 104

2014 Chevy Volt Base Small Car

$34,995 / $33,310

$479

$1,685 / 4.8%

$7,500

101 / 93 / 98

*Market Average is estimated based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law. **Estimated monthly payments are based on a 3% APR for 60 months with 20% down on the current market average price, and excludes sales tax and other fees and charges that may vary by region or state. Actual APR may be subject to credit approval and other factors. These examples are for information purposes only, and are not an offer to lend. See your dealer/lender for details, including actual available offers.

 

Discounts aren’t always high on these alternative powertrain vehicles because they're in such high demand that dealers don't need to be very flexible in their pricing. However, even with that caveat, the selection of deals on this week's list demonstrate potential discounts ranging as high as 19.1 percent, or as much as $10,943 off the manufacturer's suggested retail pricing.

 


 

Powered by 23kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, the 2014 Ford Focus Battery Electric hatchback features a liquid cooled and heated battery pack intended to deliver consistent driving ranges over a wider spectrum of temperatures — and a top speed of 84mpg.

Thanks to its giant potential 19.1 percent discount off the $35,995 MSRP, the electric Focus hatchback bears a possible savings of $6,884 and a market average of $29,111. Ford’s electric hatchback carries a $418 monthly payment for 60 months after 20 percent down.

 


 

Electric and gasoline engines combine in the 2014 Chevrolet Volt to deliver the best of both worlds: It’s electric when you want it, gas when you need it.

Depending on your daily commute, it could be possible to nearly exchange your monthly fuel bill with the monthly payment on the Chevrolet Volt thanks to its gas-free driving range of 35 miles; after that, you can still travel up to 375 miles on a tank of gas, so you can still drive as far as you need to go.

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt starts with an MSRP of $34,995 but has a national market average of $33,310. That’s a potential savings of 4.8 percent or as much as $4,370 off the suggested MSRP, for a monthly payment of $479 for 60 months after a 20 percent down payment.

 


 

Ready to go shopping for a union-made electric or hybrid vehicle?

If you’re shopping for one of these hybrid or electric cars, why not visit Union Plus Auto Buying Service to get your Guaranteed Savings (available in most states) and connect with a Certified Dealer for a hassle-free car buying experience.

As always, here are some really important things to keep in mind, such as:

  • Deals are limited to inventory on hand. Your Certified Dealer must confirm that actual inventory, including your preferred options and colors, is in stock.
  • Market Average Price is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change, but does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees, or any other charges or fees allowed by law.
  • This is a national average, so you may find better pricing based on sales in your local area at your Certified Dealer.
  • Be sure to visit Union Plus Auto Buying Service to view local dealer pricing information on any car and to be connected with a local Certified Dealer who will provide you pricing information for the vehicle you are researching.

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