If you're eager to get behind the wheel of an electric car, then there are few cheaper ways of doing it than one lease deal from an Illinois Mitsubishi dealer.

O'Brien Mitsubishi in Normal, IL, is offering a new Mitsubishi i electric car for lease from just $69 per month over 24 months--far less than Mitsubishi's official lease program, at $249 per month over 36 months.

According to Autoblog Green, the $69 deal involves putting down tax, title and license up front, which comes to around $2,100--so you do have to put a reasonable amount down initially. There's no such thing as a free lunch, after all.

An alternative deal rolls those costs into the monthly payment, which still makes for an entirely accessible $169 per month payment, over the same 24 months.

The lease deal is proving popular with customers, with around a dozen taking the option since the start of the year. O'Brien Mitsubishi says 90 percent of their lease customers are having Level 2 charging ports installed at their homes--reducing charging time from empty to around 7 hours.

The Mitsubishi deal isn't the only inexpensive lease scheme we've seen recently, with Nissan Leafs from as little as $139 per month, and the Focus Electric from $199/month.

Despite attention-grabbing deals, Mitsubishi is still a minnow in the electric market--under 600 "i"s were sold last year, in an already-small (but growing) market.

Would $2,100 down and $69 per month tempt you into a Mitsubishi i? Leave your thoughts below.


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