However, the real sticker shock does not come from the cost of the car, but from the stickers that are needed to verify that you drive an electric or clean car.
For example, New York State makes one have 4 stickers on each corner of the car. These stickers allow one to drive in the high occupancy/clean car lanes. One of the stickers (thankfully) fell off our car and the photos below are of the remaining three. In order to use the electric charging stations, Hofstra requires an "E" sticker on the front and back of the car.
So in total, I need to have six stickers on my car to verify its greenness.
If my car gets any greener, I am not sure I'll see the color of the car.