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Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:03 am
by tstaton
I am looking to start a gathering monthly(?) in the Athens, GA area. Maybe parking lot of a coffee house (Panera Bread, Two-story coffee, etc)
Ideas?

Purpose would be to meet each other, support EV stuff, and maybe, let public passersby see the cars.

Ted

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:57 am
by cracovian
bronsonb wrote:Daniel is correct...you can roll over the GA rebate for up to five years. Thanks for correcting me there! It's the federal rebate that cannot be rolled over (but with the lease, Nissan gives that to you as a capital cost reduction).
GA state just ignored my leftover $2200 from last year and left me with this additional liability (got $1K back instead of expected $3K+). I'm really mad but I had it done (correctly) through H&R Block just like last year and it will probably take a phone call or two to the revenue department. But it's not cool at all.

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:26 pm
by nogajim
tstaton wrote:I am looking to start a gathering monthly(?) in the Athens, GA area. Maybe parking lot of a coffee house (Panera Bread, Two-story coffee, etc)
Ideas?

Purpose would be to meet each other, support EV stuff, and maybe, let public passersby see the cars.
I might be able to make it sometimes if it is near someplace I can charge. The Waffle House across from Nissan isn't very high profile, though. ;)

Edit: Here's and event for you! Georgia Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow - 6/3/13 ATHENS Classic Center. The Roadshow will continue in Atlanta on the 4th.

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:56 pm
by tstaton
nogajim wrote:
tstaton wrote:I am looking to start a gathering monthly(?) in the Athens, GA area. Maybe parking lot of a coffee house (Panera Bread, Two-story coffee, etc)
Ideas?

Purpose would be to meet each other, support EV stuff, and maybe, let public passersby see the cars.
I might be able to make it sometimes if it is near someplace I can charge. The Waffle House across from Nissan isn't very high profile, though. ;)

Edit: Here's and event for you! Georgia Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow - 6/3/13 ATHENS Classic Center. The Roadshow will continue in Atlanta on the 4th.
Where would you be coming from nogajim? I was kind of thinking that the Panera Bread place on Atlanta Hwy (near Honda) would be right between Nissan and the Georgia Power building on Prince Ave (yes, Ga Pwr seems to have backed off the "don't charge" stance after Nissan here reminded them that they are supposed to be EV friendly. Was told it is now a "don't ask, don't tell" sort of thing - especially after their hours.

Thanks for the reminder on the AF roadshow - I hope to attend.

Ted

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:35 am
by sonnylax
getabetterpic wrote:
sonnylax wrote:So it's a $5k Tax Credit, assuming you have at least $5K in GA Tax Liability for the Fiscal Year. Regardless of what money is withheld OR what ever GA Tax Credits you are entitled too?
Almost. It is a $5k tax credit, assuming you have $5k in GA tax liability WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YEARS. This credit CAN be carried over for up to 5 years. And the second part is correct, this is regardiless of what money is withheld or other credits (as long as those other credits don't take your tax liability to $0).

EDIT:

I wanted to clarify this a bit. Say you have $2,400 in GA tax liability this year, so you want to use the credit. So you could use $2,400 of it this year, leaving a $2,600 carryover. Now suppose you still had $2,400 in tax liability in year 2. The $2,600 you didn't use the previous year can be applied to this, reducing your tax liability in year 2 to $0 again. In year 3, you again have $2,400 in tax liability, but there is $200 of the credit you still haven't used. This can be applied in year 3, bringing the tax liability down to $2,200.

So as long as you will have $5,000 in tax liability in the next 5 years, you should be able to use the entire tax credit.
I'm completing my ZEV Tax Credit paperwork now for State of Georgia and it's asking for a bill of sale. Do we submit a copy of the lease docs, if we didn't purchase?

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:44 am
by nogajim
tstaton wrote:
nogajim wrote:
tstaton wrote:I am looking to start a gathering monthly(?) in the Athens, GA area. Maybe parking lot of a coffee house (Panera Bread, Two-story coffee, etc)
Ideas?

Purpose would be to meet each other, support EV stuff, and maybe, let public passersby see the cars.
I might be able to make it sometimes if it is near someplace I can charge. The Waffle House across from Nissan isn't very high profile, though. ;)

Edit: Here's and event for you! Georgia Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow - 6/3/13 ATHENS Classic Center. The Roadshow will continue in Atlanta on the 4th.
Where would you be coming from nogajim? I was kind of thinking that the Panera Bread place on Atlanta Hwy (near Honda) would be right between Nissan and the Georgia Power building on Prince Ave (yes, Ga Pwr seems to have backed off the "don't charge" stance after Nissan here reminded them that they are supposed to be EV friendly. Was told it is now a "don't ask, don't tell" sort of thing - especially after their hours.

Thanks for the reminder on the AF roadshow - I hope to attend.

Ted
I would be coming from Lawrenceville. If I stick on Atlanta Hwy I might be able to pull it off. And I could hit Nissan there or Walgreens here if I was coming up short. Don't work around me, but keep me posted.
Jim

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:55 am
by bronsonb
sonnylax wrote:I'm completing my ZEV Tax Credit paperwork now for State of Georgia and it's asking for a bill of sale. Do we submit a copy of the lease docs, if we didn't purchase?
Yes, the lease agreement will be what you need. I think on mine, I used a highlighter to note the capitalized cost (which was above $25K) to make sure the GA guy (James Udi) knew I qualified for the full 20% ($5,000).

I am sure you heard somewhere else too, but make sure you submit a COLOR copy of the ZEV form. They will not accept B&W copies.

Good luck!

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:28 pm
by tstaton
Ted[/quote]
I would be coming from Lawrenceville. If I stick on Atlanta Hwy I might be able to pull it off. And I could hit Nissan there or Walgreens here if I was coming up short. Don't work around me, but keep me posted.
Jim[/quote]
Thanks, Jim, I was in your area today. Went from East Athens to Buford (West Marine) and back. Got a boost from the Walgreens at Ga 20 and Old Peachtree (?).
You bring up a very good point as to a gathering. I just want a fun thing, but... charging on site would be a BIG help. I am hoping to make one or more of the EV South meetings at Manuels (with chargers). I am going further out each day (I guess like a bird leaving the nest :-) ) I will keep you posted.
Ted

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:48 am
by nogajim
tstaton wrote: Thanks, Jim, I was in your area today. Went from East Athens to Buford (West Marine) and back. Got a boost from the Walgreens at Ga 20 and Old Peachtree (?).
You bring up a very good point as to a gathering. I just want a fun thing, but... charging on site would be a BIG help. I am hoping to make one or more of the EV South meetings at Manuels (with chargers). I am going further out each day (I guess like a bird leaving the nest :-) ) I will keep you posted.
Ted
I think Panera will work for me and I imagine most people won't be coming that far. Showing off is important!

Getting a charging spot at Manuel's has worked pretty well so far. I can limp home without a charge, but an hour is a big help. I have offered to get off after an hour, but no one has taken me up on it yet. Another spot no too far off 316 on your way home is the Kroger on GA20:
http://www.recargo.com/sites/7185 . It will be even nicer when they get the overpass done.

Re: Any Leafs delivered to Georgia yet?

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 5:05 am
by tstaton
nogajim wrote:
tstaton wrote: Thanks, Jim, I was in your area today. Went from East Athens to Buford (West Marine) and back. Got a boost from the Walgreens at Ga 20 and Old Peachtree (?).
You bring up a very good point as to a gathering. I just want a fun thing, but... charging on site would be a BIG help. I am hoping to make one or more of the EV South meetings at Manuels (with chargers). I am going further out each day (I guess like a bird leaving the nest :-) ) I will keep you posted.
Ted
I think Panera will work for me and I imagine most people won't be coming that far. Showing off is important!

Getting a charging spot at Manuel's has worked pretty well so far. I can limp home without a charge, but an hour is a big help. I have offered to get off after an hour, but no one has taken me up on it yet. Another spot no too far off 316 on your way home is the Kroger on GA20:
http://www.recargo.com/sites/7185 . It will be even nicer when they get the overpass done.
Thanks again, Jim. I came to your area again yesterday (see the EV South facebook for my trip report). I drove passed Panera and the parking lot was jam packed - maybe too much for a gathering - however, I have been thinking 3 o'clock on some Sunday - maybe not a super busy time for them. I just want to park near each other in the parking lot , etc. I need to do more research as to where, when, if?

Thanks for the Manuel's report - I want to try going. Also thanks for the Kroger tip - I was unaware that "Regency Center" or whatever the name, is a Kroger shopping area. I thought from the name it was some sort of private convention center or hotel that would not welcome visitors - thanks for clearing that up for me.

The Walgreens at Ga20 and Old Peachtree is very pleasant. The people are friendly and welcoming. Clean restroom. I always buy stuff to say "thanks". I always try to thank the management for letting me charge and for providing the service. The Walgreens over at 124? and Old P'tree? - not so good. I thought I saw a EVSE out back - was not. The man in the store ate sour grapes for breakfast. The restroom is on a code access lock. I was out of there. How can two Walgreens about 3 miles apart be so different? I really like the first one I mentioned.
Ted