I occasionally scan a Volt forum but do not post. Today Jeff Cobb wrote a long article implying that no one would succeed in receiving the full $7500 federal tax credit for the base Model 3, based on the guesses of one person aka 'analyst'. Now, I figure everybody has a right to guess but I'm riled by a basic misunderstanding of how the EV credit phase-out is currently implemented: the article is predicated on Tesla sale #200,001 missing out, when in fact the full credit will be available for a full quarter year AFTER the quarter in which the #200,000th sale in the US is made. If Tesla is successful in its Model 3 ramp-up and they game the timing of their 200,000th US sale to day #1 of a quarter, they may well sell over 100,000 cars with a full federal rebate. Time will tell, but there is no reason to peddle in clueless-ness in the meantime. Mod edit: removed other forum's specifics.