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"Buy Today" because CA Rebate will no longer work?

philtes

New Member
Dec 9, 2015
2
0
San Francisco
I was just in a Tesla store and was told that come next year, the CA rebate would no longer be valid... Also, today was the last day before 2016 that the factory could get new orders for Jan 1st.

Is this true about the CA rebate? I know it will be 'means tested' - ie they will look at your income, but we are not a huge salary (wife and I)

I was hoping to get the S70

Thoughts?
 

musicious

Member
Apr 11, 2015
236
51
Wheeling, IL
I was just in a Tesla store and was told that come next year, the CA rebate would no longer be valid... Also, today was the last day before 2016 that the factory could get new orders for Jan 1st.

Is this true about the CA rebate? I know it will be 'means tested' - ie they will look at your income, but we are not a huge salary (wife and I)

I was hoping to get the S70

Thoughts?

I wouldn't count on it if anything like Illinois... I ordered Dec 2014 thinking I would get the $4K Illinois rebate. Got delivery in late March, and the delivery specialist promised to send info on the rebate but never did after multiple calls/emails.. so I looked it up online and found out Illinois processes rebates twice a year and decided to save $ by cancelling all rebates, even for many of the people that got their car mid 2014 and had already submitted their forms before 2015 to be processed.
 
May 13, 2011
273
35
Palm springs, California
"The CVRP, funded by the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) and administered statewide by CSE, provides rebates of up to $5,000 for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles."
 

MikeC

Supporting Member
Jul 9, 2012
2,850
5,114
Los Angeles
I was just in a Tesla store and was told that come next year, the CA rebate would no longer be valid... Also, today was the last day before 2016 that the factory could get new orders for Jan 1st.

Is this true about the CA rebate? I know it will be 'means tested' - ie they will look at your income, but we are not a huge salary (wife and I)

I was hoping to get the S70

Thoughts?

I think you're eligible unless you make a combined 500k/year.
 

Branzo90D

Salt and Pepper
Oct 13, 2015
154
100
NorCal
I just applied for my $2,500 rebate from the CVRB and there was no means testing incorporated anywhere into the application or in the required documents to be submitted.
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
2,242
896
San Diego

freeewilly

Member
Jul 22, 2015
564
172
Brea, CA
Do you make over $250,000 a year or you and your spouse make over $500,000 a year? If that's true, you're not qualify for the rebate starting 2016.
On the other hand, if you make less than $35,310 a year, you are qualify for $4000 rebate, instead of $2500.
 

apacheguy

S Sig #255
Oct 21, 2012
5,076
1,238
So Cal
Anyone know the date when the application switches over? They said 4-6 months from the approval date (June 2015) and we're there already.
 

jeffro01

Active Member
Jan 30, 2013
2,676
1,926
Teller County CO
Good thing Tesla doesn't mislead you like a regular car dealership. 8-|

Really??? Come on... That was unnecessary and uncalled for. Tesla tends to assume, and for good reason, that it's buyers are reasonably well off and this income cap could impact them. Now, since none of us were there to hear what the employee actually said, we have nothing to really go on. I can safely say that throughout my almost 6 month dealings with my local gallery asking a million questions I never once was told anything that was a lie and it certainly wan't anything like a regular car dealership.

Jeff
 

GasKilla

No Gas Know Peace
Nov 11, 2015
657
259
Los Angeles, CA
I was just in a Tesla store and was told that come next year, the CA rebate would no longer be valid... Also, today was the last day before 2016 that the factory could get new orders for Jan 1st.

Is this true about the CA rebate? I know it will be 'means tested' - ie they will look at your income, but we are not a huge salary (wife and I)

I was hoping to get the S70

Thoughts?

You are fine until they implement the changes sometime in 2016. But if you order before the 31st you can aslo claim the $1k referral credit (see mine below;) plus get the $2500 from the state and potentially the $7500 from the Feds. So ordering before the end of the year is advantageous if only for the extra $1k discount.


"Implementation of the income changes is anticipated late in the first quarter of 2016. The implementation date will be announced at least two weeks prior on the ARB and CSE websites and through a press release."


 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

Well-Known Member
Jul 12, 2012
10,327
7,404
Maine
Really??? Come on... That was unnecessary and uncalled for. Tesla tends to assume, and for good reason, that it's buyers are reasonably well off and this income cap could impact them. Now, since none of us were there to hear what the employee actually said, we have nothing to really go on. I can safely say that throughout my almost 6 month dealings with my local gallery asking a million questions I never once was told anything that was a lie and it certainly wan't anything like a regular car dealership.

Jeff

Tesla does _not_ assume that all customers are wealthy, because if they did they wouldn't ever have spoken about the fact that not all of their customers are wealthy.

I'm not talking about lies. I'm talking about misleading. Misleading can be true or false, deliberate or accidental. It's obviously a relevant matter, and a relevant amount of money, and the OP, despite going in knowing that it's mean-tested, has come away uncertain. Doesn't matter why it happened, it shouldn't have happened, because the rule is simple. I've experienced similar tax rule nonsense buying a car at a regular dealership.

If Tesla really wants to be different, they need to stop nonsense like this.
 

apacheguy

S Sig #255
Oct 21, 2012
5,076
1,238
So Cal
"Implementation of the income changes is anticipated late in the first quarter of 2016. The implementation date will be announced at least two weeks prior on the ARB and CSE websites and through a press release."

Really unfortunate, actually. There are many low income folks that will be wanting to take advantage of the $4000 rebate for the 16 MY Leaf and further delays will only serve to discourage EV adoption among this segment of the population. They've had plenty of time to implement the changes, they're just dragging their feet at this point.
 

GasKilla

No Gas Know Peace
Nov 11, 2015
657
259
Los Angeles, CA
Really unfortunate, actually. There are many low income folks that will be wanting to take advantage of the $4000 rebate for the 16 MY Leaf and further delays will only serve to discourage EV adoption among this segment of the population. They've had plenty of time to implement the changes, they're just dragging their feet at this point.
No need for low income buyers to wait for this issue, just send them over to Replace Your Ride > Home
for all the current options including huge rebates for upgrading to a new or used EV
 

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