Where did you find out about Volvo giving an additional $2,500 discount that is build into the lease?When I investigated the Volvo lease, they informed me they do not give back the $7500 tax credit. They do give an additional $2500 discount which is built into the lease. The two and three year residual is set over 50%. The final monthly cost is based on trade in valuation and down payment.
The problem with all leases is there is no value or equity in the car at the end or the lease. If you are car hopping every 2-3 years, it is a gamble that the real life residual valuation will be less than the calculated lease valuation. I had a BMW i3 which depreciated much quicker than the calculated residual.
If you keep the car, owner loyalty in a new purchase and trade in equity make the ownership a better choice over leasing. And, the $7500 tax credit is 100% applicable to the year the car is purchased.
My dealer just gave a curt answer: "We are not the manufacturer so we get no participation in the $7500"
Also ... I guess an owner loyalty discount on a new purchase would only be applicable if you purchased your next vehicle from the same manufacturer. I'm betting that in the next 3-5 years there are going to be tremendous changes/improvements in technology, prices and # of EV choices on the market.
Lastly, for those of us who have never owned a Volvo previously ... but who put down a deposit on the XC40 Recharge 16+ months ago ... it would be nice (and reasonable IMO) if Volvo would extend the $1K Loyalty offer to us.