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Illinois Green Fleets Rebate Experience?

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by paco3791, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. paco3791

    paco3791 TMC OG

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    Can Anyone who has purchased a Model S in IL comment on the Green Fleets electric vehicle rebate. In theory it's supposed to go up to $4K for vehicles like the Model S with large battery capacities. Has anyone who has purchased the car received the rebate? Looking through the info on this (http://www.illinoisgreenfleets.org/) site I don't see anywhere that they describe the form that the rebate takes? Is it straight cash? Tax Credit?

    Tesla Calls it out on their Incentives page but I haven't had a chance to talk to anyone at Tesla directly to get more info that way. Planning (hoping) to put in a reservation some time in 2013 and an extra 4K off the purchase price would not be refused.

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  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I'm waiting on mine, I was able to apply in time for the next cycle (beginning Feb 1).

    The web site shows Tesla vehicles as eligible, and I know a few people who have received their rebates for other models of BEV's. The only question mark, from my perspective, is whether our wonderful, fiscal crook^H^H^H^H^Hgenius of a Governor will create such an emergency that it cuts off a lot of programs such as this one.

    You have to apply for it -- and you need your license plates first (it's a required field on the form). They fund it two times a year, and you get a check from the state.

     
  3. paco3791

    paco3791 TMC OG

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    Thanks for the info, yeah the states financial situation is another potential road block, but it's nice to know it's just a check when/if it does come since I'm running out of income tax to refund with the $7500 federal tax credit as it is!

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    and of course after I post this I found an already existing thread about the issue. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/9261-Illinois-rebate
     
  4. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    I'm glad I saw this today. I wonder if I can get plates by the end of the month.

    FlasherZ, did you wind up going with the EV plates or the vanity plates?
     
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    EV plates. Understated, but they're distinctive, compared with the other plates you see on a daily basis:

    Photo here.
     
  6. Liz G

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    I need to move to a more progressive state.
     
  7. Bucket22

    Bucket22 P85 / #3287

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    I was going to submit an application with my temporary license plate number in the license plate field. According to this discussion on the teslamotors board, folks think it will work. Sign into My Tesla | Tesla Motors . My plates won't come in until well past January 31, and I'd like to apply for a check before the State runs out of money.
     
  8. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    You might call and ask them. I don't know if it's a 6-12 month gamble you want to take (having to wait up to 5 months for them to reject it, then submitting a new one). I suspect it would be the end of June before you'd find out if yours is rejected or not. They included the number for Carolyn @ the ILEPA, so should be easy to get an answer I guess.
     
  9. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    It sounds like you're doing ok with your solar rebates over there in Missouri. :)
     

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