quote: The total benefits easily outweigh the cost. Studies already show lower lifetime running cost for an EV vs ICE.
quote: No one is taking away your car.
quote: No surprise there. Look at all that's handed out to EV owners!
quote: My point was for equal taxation and benefits for ALL car owners.
quote: But he is not, he just wants to end the subsidies for EV's but apparently continue to recieve the subsidies for his car.
quote: The counter point was that so do ICE vehicles, because they do.
quote: Not to pile on or anything, but the petroleum industry has received an estimated $369 billion in direct subsidies since 1950
quote: EV buyers are simply are being taxed less in return for spending in a way that helps his country in multiple ways
quote: Do you know why almost everyone agrees that roads should be paid for with taxes rather than leaving it to the private sector to build them and figure out how to charge people enough for using them?Because there is a net benefit to society. It's stupid to waste capital and/or time to implement such a payment system.
quote: Leased a 2012 leaf in December of 2012 as the 2013s we're hitting the dealers. Fed credit got my lease payment down to $199 per month $224 after taxes. No money down, no security deposit 15k miles per year lease.After the Georgia state credit, my monthly lease payment is a realized $16.67 per month.
quote: The Tesla Supercharger model isn't going away. It's going to be harder and harder to sell a car in the future that doesn't have this kind of free recharge network.
quote: But when charging a car, the cost is directly linked to how much you use it. The Tesla's EPA estimated annual operating cost is $540/yr (at 15k miles and $0.12/kWh). So if you figure the average Tesla owner keeps the car for 10 years, that's $5400 in electricity costs. You don't get that for free - Tesla simply adds it to the price of the car (so it's not really "free recharges" - you're still paying for it, just to Tesla instead of the electric company).
quote: The electricity used for charging is generated for free.