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Extension of ev Tax Credit

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Dendari, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Dendari

    Dendari New Member

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    H.R. 6274 has been introduced to extend the EV Tax Credit beyond the 200,000 car limit. I encourage everyone to contact their representatives to support this bill. There may be a hope for rebate on the elusive base model.
     
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  2. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    It's a good idea but I doubt this Congress will pass anything that smacks of EV/Green/Renewable. Just being realistic here....

    Yes, even if it helps union workers, etc.
     
  3. glide

    glide Member

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    Why should the vehicles be subsidized at this point in the adoption phase with a $35K model on the horizon?
     
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  4. Knightshade

    Knightshade Active Member

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    Because the average mid-sized car still sells for almost $10,000 less than that, plus it's good public policy to quicken the switch to electric vehicles since it makes your primary method of personal transportation fuel-agnostic?
     
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  5. tomas

    tomas Only partially psycho

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    Because global warming is real... that’s a good reason. EVs can run on any fuel, so as we simultaneously move to higher mix of non carbon power, they reduce a big contributor. And EV adoption not yet near critical mass. Yes we are seeing some words and deeds from several automakers besides Tesla, but they’d deprioritize in a heartbeat without market pressure.
     
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  6. dsvick

    dsvick Active Member

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    Except that no car that Tesla makes is an "average mid-sized" car. The closest they come is the model 3 which is targeted at the introductory luxury market. I do however agree with your second point.
     

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