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  1. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Thanks for sharing. The last paragraph is significant: Thankfully, Sen. Fischer's amendment is non-binding and is unlikely to be greeted warmly by the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, European market share of plug-in vehicles has now risen above 10 percent thanks to effective policies that...
  2. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Speaking of all this timing. Does anyone know if the Budget Reconciliation needs to be passed before the end of calendar year or does it have nothing to do with that?
  3. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Where does one check? I previously linked this article from about 13 days ago, with a quote: “Upfront incentives to purchase, for passenger vehicles — that was not in the bipartisan plan, but hopefully will be part of the reconciliation plan,” she said, referring to Democrats' larger funding...
  4. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    You may be right, but I'm going to wait for someone else to read through and digest the final bill. As much as I've tried to skim through the 2702 page bill, life is just too short.
  5. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    No. This bill sets aside $7.5 Billion towards building out charging stations, among other things. This bill does not include an extension of the Tax Rebate for purchasing EVs. That should HOPEFULLY come in the $3.5T bill that the Dems are trying to push through themselves via reconciliation next.
  6. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    THIS, 100% this ^^^, exactly as I said before. But no, for most here, apparently buying a $40-50k car is being ultra-wealthy. Do some research folks! By the way, in a case of a M3, for example (and MY is not really any different), you're getting a car very much equivalent to a typical...
  7. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    We've gotten to an interesting point in our lives where when someone mentions a car I'm not familiar with, and it's on here, my first thought is to google if it uses ICE or EV for propulsion. :oops: Crazy!!
  8. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Both of the above are correct. Bill #1. The bipartisan Infrastructure deal is looking like it's on track to pass. That bill does not include extending of EV purchase tax credits, I don't think those credits were ever in the bill or were definitely scratched at one of the earliest stages. EDIT...
  9. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    So who understands and can opine on the process, and specifically the likely timeline, of this reconciliation budget that the dems are looking like they're going to push through? Any knowledgeable input is welcome.
  10. k.alexander

    What accessories should I purchase?

    What’s the patch cable and OBDII dongle? What can you do with them? Can someone point me in the direction of a product with description. Thanks
  11. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    This is now daily reading for me. FML 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️😭 https://thehill.com/social-tags/infrastructure
  12. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Where did you see this about Biden and a second bill? Thanks
  13. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Oh please, as if any of the money would actually get spent the way you think, on the potholes that you care about! <end of rant>
  14. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    A Texas Republican senator being anti-EV does not surprise me. Again, my personal opinion, which is completely speculative, as I do not work or have connections on the Hill, is that the best chance of an EV tax credit coming back by way of some bill is if it is part of the Infrastructure Bill...
  15. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Excellent, thank you for the correction!
  16. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    From a very rough calculation, a married couple has to be making about $55k to have over $7,500 in fed tax obligations. Remember, we're not talking about a situation where you usually get $7,500 or more in a refund at the end of the year, we're talking about where you owe $7,500 or more...
  17. k.alexander

    1st MY just Ordered. Have some Question/will take some advice.

    Right, my main box is in the basement with a sub box right next to it. (Unfortunately and unrelatedly a lot of the connections are not labeled which bothers the OCD in me.) What’s worse is that I have a finished basement and the utility closet is diagonally across the house floor plan from the...
  18. k.alexander

    1st MY just Ordered. Have some Question/will take some advice.

    Thanks for the additional comments and tips everyone. Good info on the tow hook, but it’s not anything we anticipate using (we were actually going to get an M3, as the wife is used to sedans and that’s all she’s ever had, but I talked her into the MY, just a lot more car for a bit more money)...
  19. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    I agree with a lot of this analysis (again I a not on a hill so like you this is just speculation). In my opinion, the best chance for an EV Tax Credit to be passed is if it is included in the infrastructure bill which as I understand will likely only get passed through reconciliation --...
  20. k.alexander

    1st MY just Ordered. Have some Question/will take some advice.

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I have been reading them all. We've gone for a couple of test drives, and took a MY home over a weekend just before ordering. We pre-ordered a MY LR AWD Midnight Silver Metallic no other options/upgrades for now. POWER: I've been looking into...
  21. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    @TravelFree and @PretecSH - thanks for your recent comments, very insightful. I'd like to clarify, is the Clean Energy for America Act currently a separate bill or is it part of the Infrastructure bill or package? If it's a separate bill and not part of what is being discussed under the...
  22. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Thank you @ElectricBro! All this political BS on here. Everyone has opinions, ESPECIALLY when it comes to politics. I'm tired of hearing them, also don't recall asking. AND I definitely did not ask you all to tell me how to make decisions regarding my purchases or planning my finances, I am...
  23. k.alexander

    Model Y review after Test Drive

    Yeah, we took a LR with 20" rims on an extended drive two weekends ago. My wife driving, about 0.1 miles out of the dealership she finds the first set of potholes (which admittedly is not hard in and around Philadelphia, but my wife, oh, she has a special gift of finding and hitting them all)...
  24. k.alexander

    Tax credit (Green ACT)

    How much of the EV stuff is still in the infrastructure bill as it is written currently? Best I can tell, the infrastructure bill is either our best or likely even only chance at getting the tax credit.
  25. k.alexander

    Elon Musk Confirms Made-In-Texas Model Y Will Be 4680-Powered

    So is there a consensus on when these new Ys will start shipping?
  26. k.alexander

    1st MY just Ordered. Have some Question/will take some advice.

    Anyone? Anything? Thanks.
  27. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    Good to know. Yeah I realized that I'm going to have to set a limit on how much the MY rear hatch opens bc opening all the way causes it to hit the roll up garage door under the ceiling.
  28. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    Got it. Is the SA from Cherry Hill or Devon? We did a test drive at KOP last fall and just did one at Cherry Hill this weekend (actually took the car home over like 36hrs), the guy who was helping us at Cherry Hill was absolutely awesome!
  29. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    Got it. And you're in Philly like me, so I assume you're dealing with the Devon PA location. Everyone else agree to go this route? Fill everything in, and then request the SA put a hold on the account?
  30. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    Some conflict info then. So are you saying, I should complete my Delivery Location info in my Tesla Account, see screenshot. And then, email my SA and ask her specifically "to put a hold" on my account? And then my account will show a HOLD? Because right now it's saying "Prepare for Delivery".
  31. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    "better" in terms of, more likely or less problematic to keep delaying delivery until I am actually ready to take delivery. I'll jump through whatever hoops I need to, as long as I accomplish what I'm trying to accomplish, i.e. delay delivery until the tax credit bill either gets passed or...
  32. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    Got it. So last question: is it better to get the daily emails or be put on hold -- or does it not really matter?
  33. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    No, have not done a hold yet; just ordered two days ago...but want to continue pushing delivery off until the tax rebate is decided one way or another. So with that said, how do you put the car "on hold" the first time? And am I correct that I probably don't need to do that until they at least...
  34. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    How do you “release your hold” exactly? New to this, just ordered. Thanks.
  35. k.alexander

    How to maximize delivery hold?

    On topic. Same question, also not in a rush to get the car primarily because waiting on some decision on the tax rebate. move read about delaying and how to delay delivery. My Question is: I just placed an order yesterday, Tesla keeps reaching out to me, including a call from a most local to me...
  36. k.alexander

    DIY Spare Tire Kit

    Guys, my wife drives a Volvo sedan with 17” Non-low-profile tires…an MY is on order. The amount of blow outs she’s had on her Volvo in the last 8 years or so would astonish anyone! And when I say blow outs, I mean blow outs—either a complete immediately full tire deflation or a god damn bent...
  37. k.alexander

    DIY Spare Tire Kit

    Thanks. And you’re saying the 19” and 20” wheel tire combo has the same or equivalent overall height (total wheel profile)? And this matches the spare wheels from the Nissan and others in the orig post in this thread?
  38. k.alexander

    1st MY just Ordered. Have some Question/will take some advice.

    Hello everyone, new Tesla family member here. Just placed an Order for a MY for my wife (really for me :-p). We've been planning to order pretty much this entire year, but were waiting for the tax rebate to hopefully pass. Finally decided to order now, to lock in the constantly rising price. The...
  39. k.alexander

    DIY Spare Tire Kit

    Just ordered a MY last night for my wife. Ordered the base 19" wheels. The info above, does it apply to the 19s or just the 20s? Thanks!
  40. k.alexander

    How to Delay/ hold order?

    @Mrbrock I just ordered last night. Same idea, plan on delaying until some definitive word on the rebate. So far all I’m getting is the emails asking me to put in my home address to see if I qualify for home delivery—I assume that’s discouraged given that I want to wait and possibly delay...
  41. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    There's a different between "need[ing] the government to help pay for a Tesla" and taking advantage of current and pending offers including tax credits and tax planning. I don't disagree with you on the supply vs demand, and I am well aware of what's happening in the automotive market overall.
  42. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Thanks. Will do. These price increases as freaking BS! We were ready to buy the car 4-6 months ago for the then price, but only waited for the tax rebate. Any thoughts on whether we should expect these prices to come down? I know that no one knows, but are there any thoughts in the community?
  43. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Thank you! Exactly the info I was looking for. I’m new here and for that reason I don’t think I can “like” a post yet. Looking at M3 or MY LR, no FSD. Have frankly been waiting for the tax Bill for some months, don’t really need a new car, ok with current car, but also due for a new car...
  44. k.alexander

    Tesla EV Tax Credits coming back?

    Same question. 1. how long can I keep delaying my order, I'm about to place one, and I plan on delaying as possible hoping the tax credit bill passes)? 2. What happens while you wait for your car or while you delay, if the price goes down but the car is not yet ready or you're delaying, I...
  45. k.alexander

    Hello. Considering purchasing a Tesla. Have some questions...

    @Tam - looks like because I'm a new member, I can't "LIKE" replies yet, but thank you. Thanks to the other commenters as well. Please keep them coming.
  46. k.alexander

    Hello. Considering purchasing a Tesla. Have some questions...

    Thank you for the responses so far, please keep them going. To clarify, yes, looking at Model 3 or Y. We tend to buy cars new and keep them for a while, realistically 7-9 years. I understand that Model S is about the only Tesla with that much history; but also understand that battery longevity...
  47. k.alexander

    Hello. Considering purchasing a Tesla. Have some questions...

    Hello everyone. We are considering purchasing our first electric car, a Tesla obviously; the car would be a daily driver for my wife. I am a car enthusiast, know quiet a bit about car, can and often do more than basic maintenance on cars. I’m also a big techie. As such, am quiet familiar with...

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