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Illinois suspended Rebate Program

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by reuted, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. reuted

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    This is just not good:

    Important Notice: The Alternate Fuel Rebate Program is currently suspended. Due to the suspension of the program, applications received by the Illinois EPA for calendar year 2014 are not being processed at this time. Please check back for future updates.

    Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program
     
  2. yoyo

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    this is bad... no wonder I have not heard anything after mailing the application end of last year...
     
  3. Subhuman

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    This is very disappointing. Suspending the program going forward is one thing but to tell people that submitted the paper work last year that they are out of luck is total BS! Hopefully it is just on hold until Rauner is done reviewing the states finances but that is probably to optimistic.
     
  4. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    How much was the Illinois rebate?
     
  5. Subhuman

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    $4,000 for Model S.
     
  6. FlasherZ

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

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    10% of vehicle price, $4k max.

    Discussed here, too:
    IL Ends $4k Rebate program

    They also eliminated the 25% solar rebate program. I'm out about $10k for the solar PV system I installed in Dec/Jan - despite being pre-approved and the project contingent upon the pre-approval.
     
  7. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Wow, that's a really raw deal, FlasherZ.
     
  8. thx1139

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    This does totally suck. We bought a 2014 Volt last year and the rebate on hold for that and just today ordered our Model S.
     
  9. DrGuest

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    In contrast, "big oil" is still getting subsides to the tune of billions. so quick to cut off EV's.

     
  10. flankspeed8

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    #10 flankspeed8, Apr 1, 2015
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    state vs Fed? EV's get a pretty healthy subsidy at the federal level. IL is broke I believe. On the other hand, MN seems to be doing well but has made zero movement towards state incentives. Easy come easy go. On the other hand, it is a crime in my opinion not to pay those who have already submitted.

    P.S. State EV incentives screw over people from neighboring states who see their resale value depressed because of incentives that they don't qualify for, but the market assumes nonetheless.
     
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    Have oil/gas companies pay for their own protection for oil tanker shipping lanes that go in/out of the Middle East. Now that subsidy blows away anything EV owners get. If IL is broke what about the hundreds of billions the U.S. has spent on this?
     
  12. flankspeed8

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    I was simply reminding you that this is a difference of a state subsidy versus a federal subsidy. Do your IL or NJ or whatever states taxes go to ships in the middle east? No. I am in favor of EV incentives at the federal level. The federal government does not need to balance their budget (sadly), but IL and most other states do. This was a very generous incentive and am not surprised it is going away.


    This is more a policy debate than a Tesla issue.
     

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