Originally Posted by stealth.pilot
The price probably doesn't account for Federal incentives. Remember that the Volt and Leaf are also over 40k. Leaf SL is $37k before options.
The federal tax credit of $7500 plus additional state credits can bring the price down by another $10k.
Awesome point! Not to mention the i3 is much more upmarket in terms of luxury. It may actually be a "value" compared to the others. The US will get a ReX option as well.