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Re: New California Rebate of $5,000 covers preowned EV as well !

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:33 pm
by DarthPuppy
Hmm, that could work. Hopefully they have something that will thwart that. But I doubt it - California has a bad track record when it comes to defending the coffers from pillaging.

Re: New California Rebate of $5,000 covers preowned EV as well !

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:19 am
by jake14mw
As much as I love the idea of EV incentives, this seems like an ill-conceived idea. It took me one minute to read it to come to that conclusion. Did this really get passed? I did a google search and don't find anything, and I don't see it being reported on the EV sites.

Re: New California Rebate of $5,000 covers preowned EV as well !

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 am
by EVDRIVER
Is the loan the requirement? Perhaps ithat’s the catch.

Re: New California Rebate of $5,000 covers preowned EV as well !

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:09 pm
by tattoogunman
DarthPuppy wrote:I agree that this might be a huge deal. There are a lot of people struggling and getting a used EV at a bargain price could really help.
This is why I am such an advocate for affordable EVs as I fit into this category. I was finally able to pick up my new to me 2015 S this weekend and it took me close to three years to be able to do it. In my area, if this sort of program was available, you'd be able to get a late model Leaf for $5000-$6000 as they readily show up for around $10K or thereabouts (some more and some less). If we want to see more people getting into EVs, it would be nice if us poor folks could be given a bone and something like this program is a huge step in the right direction in my opinion.

Re: New California Rebate of $5,000 covers preowned EV as well !

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:09 pm
by 72andsunny
iPlug wrote:The arbitrage would work differently than that.

Because this is only available to people with low incomes, it could be sold back to someone with a higher income in the same state or just shipped back out of state again to pocket the difference.
Ok, I'm curious: What's the advantage of shipping it out of state? If anything, it would be worth more in California than anywhere else (even for those not eligible for a rebate).