Sources: CBS 5, Green Car Reports
quote: Silly person right here. Wants to drive places in his car. Pfft.
quote: So, presuming a charging station is available where you're going, you can drive for three hours (at 60 MPH), stop for lunch, charge while eating,
quote: - Less complex, easier to maintain.- Far more reliable and predictable in a variety of conditions.
quote: Only $23k for a car
quote: Be very careful with this as you may not get the full $7500 depending on your circumstance. The tax credit is non-refundable and does not carry over. Meaning you must claim it in one tax year, and you can’t carry over any benefit into future years. IN General – if you have $7500 in tax liabilities after all your deductions, you can claim the full credit. Someone making about $56,000 a year with only a standard deduction (no kids, mortgage etc) will generally be able to claim the full credit. However, if you have significant deductions from kids / house, etc – you might run into trouble. On way of doing a quick check is to see how much you owed the IRS in taxes last year (assuming this year your tax circumstances didn’t change materially). This is not the amount you paid or got refunded, but the total tax owed. (This is on Line 44 last year of your 1040)
quote: The electric vehicle tax credit is a refundable tax credit.
quote: It is the time actually; just not mature enough for very hot climates like Arizona.
quote: by toffty on July 19, 2012 at 3:32 PMNo contradiction at all.How 'bout in Alaska. Gas cars don't start all the time in the winter when the oil in the engine freezes. Not the case with electric cars . So ICE vehicles are NOT ready following your logic.
quote: It's heat that kills the battery. Here in Colorado the climate's perfect for battery cars and there's no fear of the engine not starting with an electric in really cold weather =D
quote: For your information as well: The battery is made up of 20 or so cells. It'll usually be a cell that goes bad (not the entire battery) so it's not as costly (~$500)
quote: "We want to learn more about what's going on, but it's something we've just been made aware of, and we don't have any conclusions yet," said Perry.