Great thinking... very true! The states where forum members reported the lowest 27k OTD price on the Touring trim also have the lowest (OK, TN) or next-lowest (VA) gas pricing. And the west coast 'tree hugger' states (plus CT) have the highest gas prices in the US.3) the msrp of the touring is lets say round it off $29k im in socal. Why is it that i am seeing the touring trim go for as low as $24,440 in other states?
ca has really high gas prices in general. It makes alternative fuel vehicles more attractive compared to other states that have low gas prices. Low gas price states probably sell more suvs/trucks so discounts are bigger for smaller cars and alternative fuel vehicles.
If I were a manufacturer trying to maximize profit, I'd totally use this info to squeeze buyers for the highest sales price on hybrid/electric car pricing. Also interesting is that the southern half of the US generally has higher sales tax rates, so states like CA, NV, AZ get hit on both the car purchase and car refueling ends.
(Pricing info is from web article dated 5/28/19. Tax info is from 2017 tax blog.)
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