This is what my genius dealer had to write me yesterday:
I hear some cars are on their way to the dealerships now and might arrive in the next few days.
I'm not sure how the rebates work. I think the Federal comes off the price and the state is a tax rebate but I haven't looked into it yet.
What a joker, I swear... I'm this close to giving up on "Ed" and get the Fiat 500e instead!
At least the Fiat guys have their sh!t together. Communication from Fiat USA has been much more clear from day 1, options and packages are straightforward, and the Fiat dealer in my area actually knows what he's talking about and does ACTUAL RESEARCH to answer my questions.
I had a conference call with CARB and the original budget is running out however they did reload the money and we should be good for the balance of the year at least. They also eliminated Hybrids from the program so Prius's will no longer qualify.
FIAT has priced the 500e at $32,500 including destination fee, prior to federal, state and local rebates/tax incentives. The 500e comes highly equipped straight from the factory including all power options including a Navigation system and BlueTooth capability.
The only options are a power sliding glass moonroof ($1,050) and the "Sport Appearance Package" ($495). This package includes contrast-colored mirror caps and side stripes, dark graphite colored alloy wheels, smoked head-light/tail-light lenses and is only available with a dark interior.
FIAT has announced a deeply subsidized lease on the 500e. Just $999 total due at signing and $199 per month plus tax for a 36 month, 12,000 mile-per-year lease. Alternatively, FIAT is also offering 0.00%APR financing for up to 60 months on the 500e. Both these amazing offers are offered on approved credit for well qualified buyers.