83Re: [force_ev] AB 2061
- Sep 6, 2000If OEM EVs are not readily available in the next 2 years, Solectria's
probably will be.
I'm not sure if this is altogether good or bad.
I'm concerned with warranty & service of Solectrias.
At 05:48 PM 9/5/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I was taking a look over AB 2061 and the good news is that it should apply
>to the Solectria Force.
>Basically, you can claim up to $3,000 a year for three years to offset the
>additional cost of the EV over the equivalent ICE. The way it would appear
>to work is that if the Force costs say 27,000 and the equivalent GEO Metro
>cost 16,000 then you could claim the difference between the price of the ICE
>+ $1,000 and the price of the EV.
>In the above example, 27,000 - (16,000 + 1,000) = 10,000. Based on this
>difference you would be able to deduct $3,000 each year from your state
>income tax for 3 years. The Force would then have cost you 18,000.
>On the other hand, if the cost of the ICE was $18,000 then you could claim
>27,000 - (18,000 + 1,000) = 8,000.
>You would them be able to offset 3,000, 3,000 and 2,000 of state taxes over
>the next 3 years and the cost of the Force would be $19,000.
>Don't know how realistic these examples are but they should give a good idea
>of the way the bill appears to work.
>Solectria should begin to push the Force her in California before CARB
>forces the Big 5 to start shipping EVs again. If they could get a
>dealership here in Southern CA. I have heared several people say they would
>look into buying one and AB 2061 is a big incentive.
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