Nubo wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:16 pm
rmay635703 wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Nubo wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:49 pm
The purpose was to sell more EVs, to prime the system.
It's nearing time to let these programs retire anyway, imho.
Around here Local sales of BEVs are down with PHEVs making up the difference.
Considering title + registration can be $665 around here but a pickup is $85 for the same
a lot of folks are getting rid of their older EVs Because the math doesn’t work.
If we want to talk about incentives we should also mention states that only have decentives and others that have both.
MN which has no tax credits for EVs but has a $75 "EV" tax on all BEV tabs. Now $75 might not sound like a lot of dollars but from calculations, my EV Leaf costs double what I'd pay if I were driving an ICE vehicle and paying the gas tax
MN's tax is supposed to make sure EV drivers pay their fair share of road(gas) tax but when I figured out how many miles I drive my leaf per year and compared it to how much gas tax I'd pay driving a Nissan Versa(similar size as a Leaf) it was double! our Prius would be even less gas tax.
Now sure if I were driving a Hummer or large pickup getting 10 MPG, things would be different but I'm figuring the same size vehicle with a decent but not great MPG.
It's one of the many reasons my next vehicle will probably be a PHEV which as of yet doesn't have such an unfair tax in my state.