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Bill would cap income eligibility
for state´s clean-vehicle rebates

Los Angeles Times, by Jerry Hirsch

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/7/2014 1:13:24 PM

California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now. So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption. The effort has had mixed results. Sales of electric cars are up but remain well off the pace needed to meet state goals. And the generous subsidies are going largely to some of the state´s wealthiest residents. Nearly four-fifths of the state rebates went to households earning $100,000 or more, according to a state survey of buyers. Nearly

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/7/2014 1:20:36 PM     (No. 9956912)

Electricity in California can already get scarce during the late summer. It´s all part of the plan under which "electricity rates (will) naturally skyrocket."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rosewater, 8/7/2014 1:25:56 PM     (No. 9956920)

Why don´t they give each illegal one and provide him/her a map to California.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 8/7/2014 2:01:43 PM     (No. 9956953)

Obviously, the LA Times hasn´t priced an electric car! They are way more expensive to own and operate than a regular car.

No one but the wealthy can afford them!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/7/2014 2:03:20 PM     (No. 9956956)

Only the rich are stupid enough to buy an electric car that needs 8 hours to charge, can set your garage on fire while charging and can only go 40 miles on a charge.

The rest of us have to watch our pennies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/7/2014 2:09:16 PM     (No. 9956964)

Liberal lunatic policy on full display. A totally failed program, but at least we tried to save the environment, so that is all that matters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4justice, 8/7/2014 2:20:18 PM     (No. 9956984)

In the meantime,middle-class and poor descend further into abject poverty and find they are neither able to afford their homes, utilities, and their vehicles to get around, but they also cannot afford the rising cost of public transportation either! Ironic, isn´t it? Hey, but we will have a lot of zero emission cars on the road (all being driven by the wealthy of course), right??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/7/2014 2:52:50 PM     (No. 9957021)

Shouldn´t Zero Emission be replaced with Displaced Emission?
Someone should educate the writer.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: slab, 8/7/2014 3:00:49 PM     (No. 9957034)

Ditto #4. The rich buy them for the optics. They drive the Hummer or the Bentley while the cute little thing is charging.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/7/2014 3:52:56 PM     (No. 9957091)

It just depends on what you want to do -- rebates = increase purchase of what you want purchased. Reduce rebates to punish those that can afford the electric monsters = fewer purchases. What a dilemma for the left do I Punish the rich or get more stupid electric autos on the road?

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