Source: Automotive News
quote: Without having to go once a week, I find myself driving different routes, eating and shopping at different places.
quote: Ah the "everyone else is stupid" defense. How totally not elitist and apologist...
quote: Bill people $3 per 50 miles, i.e. cheaper than a Prius' gas bill,
quote: This poll just backs what reasonable people already knew: EV's are considered inferior by the average consumer, thus they don't feel there should be a premium on the price.
quote: The average consumer is of average means and of average intelligence.
quote: The 2013 Nissan Leaf saw a $6,400 U.S. price cut earlier this year to $29,650. After the $7,500 federal tax credit is applied, it falls at $22,150
quote: "Up to" is the critical modifier. The federal incentive is usually referred to as a flat $7,500 credit, but it's only worth $7,500 to someone whose tax bill at the end of the year is $7,500 or more. If the buyer of a Volt, a Nissan Leaf or other eligible vehicle owes, for example, only $5,000 in income tax for a particular year, that's all the tax credit will be. Uncle Sam's not writing a refund check for the other $2,500. And an unused portion of the credit can't be applied against the following year's taxes.
quote: That's not misinformation. Almost 70% of new car buyers earn $50k+. It's likely that most new car buyers can use the full credit.