TouchéSageBrush wrote: ↑Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:02 amNot just wrong, way wrong
The US federal credit alone flips the PHEV to below hybrid pricing, and this does not yet include state tax credits and all the other perks that PHEV purchases receive.
So it’s below hybrid pricing until you pay back the tax 10 years?
Our state is stating it needs to move plug in vehicle fees to $1000 Due to losses and there are zero state subsidies
The Current $555 title + license on a plug in hybrid Is bad enough
The $665 title + license on a Bev is worse and they want to increase it even more.
I really don’t see how you can remotely compare a situation where you
1. Get a subsidy On purchase
2. Get lower taxes every year (compared to ice)
3. Charging infrastructure exists.
To the patchwork setup in the us where
1. You may get a subsidy (Most states have none)
2. You pay an increasing and uncertain tax amount Annually depending on where you are located and the political wind of the day. (Compared to the cheaper ice rates)
3. There is zero charging infrastructure if you live in the wrong place
I would say the two situations arent remotely comparable unless you live in exactly the right place, Wisconsin has under 3500 plug in vehicles out of 6.5 million ICE and I can understand why