Jollermd
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:48 pm

I got my Illinois rebate too. 2015 SL purchased October 2014. Nearly fainted from suprise. 10% of base MSRP without add on packages!

Check stub states interest may be due on the two year wait.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:11 am

redLEAF wrote:
redLEAF wrote:Back to 'EL' plate sightings, saw an easy one to remember and a welcome sign that EV sales continue albeit slowly here in Chicagoland. This one once again on a Tesla Model S in Deer Park by Chipotle ... It was 4343 EL; anyone spot anything higher? Have also seen a fair number of other new and used EV's with IL temporary tags so hopefully we'll pass the 4500 level soon all the way to 5000; no where near the west coast but not bad considering the relatively low gas prices ... have also spotted a few new Volts but again these don't qualify for the EL plates


Didn't take long to pass 4343 ... here is 4399 EL on a black Tesla X P90D (sorry for the fuzziness, still road construction so perpetually dirty windows) ... in black the X really blends in with other big SUV's out there

IMG_0357.jpg


Saw the 4500 plate number threshold get crossed over the weekend; '4582 EL' on a black Model S; also happened to stop by a Tesla store and they also just became aware from their owner's that the IL EPA EV rebate checks (only from those that submitted but didn't get it before they shut off new EV rebate applications) are getting theirs -- of course they get a bit more as ALL of them would have qualified for the maximum of $4,000 when the program was in effect --- as the money from this is flowing I would think that the 50% EVSE rebate (for install and EVSE equipment at ones home) would also start flowing again (again old submissions only); for the early adopters here, that program is up to $3,000 -- anyone still waiting on this one get their check yet?
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:55 am

Jollermd wrote:I got my Illinois rebate too. 2015 SL purchased October 2014. Nearly fainted from suprise. 10% of base MSRP without add on packages!

Check stub states interest may be due on the two year wait.


Further update on the magnitude of the IL EV rebate backlog; over on a reddit Tesla forum, someone had contacted Darwin Burkhart (yes, same gov contact as before with the IL EPA) and he said they're processing over 1,200 rebates!! The post also mentioned that if there is an issue with anyone's application they will reach out to the specific owner so now its just a waiting game. The main 'Green Fleets' web site still has no mention of anything new but I think I may send something off to the Trib reporter who has contacted MNL members in the past on their EV's, etc. if I don't see any recent Chicago area news articles on the fact that they're processing their backlog now ...
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2012 Nissan LEAF SL (traded-in at 5 yrs; 46K miles)
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(Chicago 2018?) Tesla Model 3
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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:14 pm

It's a shame that Rauner trashed the rebates, all but killed the EV incentive here in IL.
The lack of consciousness and concern for the environment is appalling.

Granted it is a nation wide, (except for CA and perhaps a few NE states,) trend, but we should be willing to do better than that.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:12 am

redLEAF wrote:
redLEAF wrote:
redLEAF wrote:Back to 'EL' plate sightings, saw an easy one to remember and a welcome sign that EV sales continue albeit slowly here in Chicagoland. This one once again on a Tesla Model S in Deer Park by Chipotle ... It was 4343 EL; anyone spot anything higher? Have also seen a fair number of other new and used EV's with IL temporary tags so hopefully we'll pass the 4500 level soon all the way to 5000; no where near the west coast but not bad considering the relatively low gas prices ... have also spotted a few new Volts but again these don't qualify for the EL plates


Didn't take long to pass 4343 ... here is 4399 EL on a black Tesla X P90D (sorry for the fuzziness, still road construction so perpetually dirty windows) ... in black the X really blends in with other big SUV's out there

IMG_0357.jpg


Saw the 4500 plate number threshold get crossed over the weekend; '4582 EL' on a black Model S; also happened to stop by a Tesla store and they also just became aware from their owner's that the IL EPA EV rebate checks (only from those that submitted but didn't get it before they shut off new EV rebate applications) are getting theirs -- of course they get a bit more as ALL of them would have qualified for the maximum of $4,000 when the program was in effect --- as the money from this is flowing I would think that the 50% EVSE rebate (for install and EVSE equipment at ones home) would also start flowing again (again old submissions only); for the early adopters here, that program is up to $3,000 -- anyone still waiting on this one get their check yet?


Finally passed the 5000 number threshold in the wild; saw a brand new white Tesla Model S in the St. Charles, IL area sporting 5090 EL; the new Tesla's with the smooth front fascia (as opposed to the older 'nose cone' type 'grill' front end) are starting to show up more often now. At least this reduced cost plate program has been left intact in IL (for now anyways).
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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:50 am

Less than 3 weeks later; saw a red Tesla Model X late last night going into Harper College in Palatine sporting plate 5265 EL; for Tesla spotters, this was the later 'red multi-coat' color not the much earlier 'signature' dark red when they were first released late last year.
2015 VW e-Golf LE (CPO - 1.2K miles!)
Pacific Blue
2012 Nissan LEAF SL (traded-in at 5 yrs; 46K miles)
Cayenne Red
(Chicago 2018?) Tesla Model 3
reserved at Highland Park, IL 3/31/16
EVSE: 10/07/11 Schneider EVlink

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