BrockWI wrote:I actually did read the blog (great by the way) and I am didn't mean to imply that it should go away. I totally agree that it would hurt the consumers much more than the company's . Also if it were to go away I would think it would put a damper on other companies moving into the market or at least slow the process.
Well, it could slow the process but lets examine that statement.
My proposal is to end the credit without ramp down on June 30, 2019. That gives companies 18 months to get product out there. This favors us since we now have an entire tax year to figure our finances and determine our best course of action
Hopefully, this will encourage laggards to move their lackadaisical time tables up for EV intros.
This also prevents an unfair market advantage to the companies who have done very little or nothing up to this point.
So that is the points for our side.
The reality is the credit was in danger because many want it to end so this proposal has the huge potential to save the government a lot of money. But if we are going to spend the money, lets give it to the segment of population that can use it the most. The reality is credit or no credit, many will get the EV anyway because they have the money. There are currently way too many people who don't because they don't qualify for the credit and the price is simply beyond their reach OR
They are leasing LEAFs on lease/buy to get a good price. That limits the options for a lot of us which means some will elect to not EV at all.
Now will this encourage Tesla to do the half million T 3's annually? Who knows? But what I do know is that Tesla won't sell them if VW comes in with a car with similar capabilities that is $7500 less.