The 36-month agreement is similar to many offered for Bolts in California, though the initial down payment has been closer to $1,500 in the Golden State. Still, the offer is similar to the one from BMW, which also charges $329 a month for its i3 but asks for $4,254 at signing. And the Bolt's 238-mile single-charge range is substantially longer than the i3's.
Beyond that, leases on electric vehicles run the gamut. On the high side, naturally, is Tesla, which charges about $800 a month and about $4,000 at signing for a base-level Model S. More in the middle is the Nissan Leaf, which is due for an upgrade and can be found at $199 a month. On the low end, Fiat is offering its 500e at $149 a month with $1,999 due at signing, though some leases have been spotted at as low as $49 a month. And according to Ford Authority, some 2016 Focus EVs (i.e. the ones made before the single-charge range was increased to 115 miles from 76) have been spotted for $119 a month, with just $669 due at signing.
Through March, GM had moved 3,092 Bolts, making the model the country's fourth-most popular EV behind Tesla's Model S and Model X, and the Leaf. BMW sold 1,403 BMW i3s, Volkswagen had sold 967 units of the e-Golf, and Ford moved 691 Focus EVs.