The easiest way to get a $7,500 tax credit for an electric vehicle? Consider leasing.

By TOM KRISHER | AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Thanks to a boost from the government, leasing — not buying — is becoming the most affordable way to get your hands on an electric vehicle. Last year's Inflation Reduction Act provided a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 to use toward an EV. Under the rules, a dealer can apply that credit to any leased electric ve