Discuss: Tesla and US Tax Credits

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January 3, 2019 at 05:13:53
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that the available US tax credits for buying Tesla cars has been reduced by half. Discuss here if you think this will hurt Tesla's long-term sales, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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January 3, 2019 at 14:46:54
Really wrong place to post this justin


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January 5, 2019 at 11:28:32
@ Davidw---If the lounge is the wrong place to post this, then where would you post it? As I recall, the lounge is the only place for general (non-computer-related) talk and questions....

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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January 5, 2019 at 13:18:40
The problem I have with tax credits is that there are winners and losers in the technology. Right now Electric and hybrid are favored.

At the end of the day, fossil fuels are burned to supply the electricity that powers the car. There are other promising, and in one case, mature technologies available to power cars and trucks. Namely Hydrogen and Natural gas. Here in Michigan, Consumers Energy has been running natural gas vehicles on the roads for years. The only thing stopping expansion of the use of NG is filling stations.

See the link below.

In the case of Hydrogen as a fuel, there are more issues to be solved but it is the perfect fuel. Water vapor is the resultant bi-product of combustion. Why aren't we assisting those industries?

The TCO of electric vehicles and Ethanol infused Gasoline is much higher than has been explored.

Now that we are a net exporter of petroleum, we should be weaning ourselves for Ethanol as a fuel additive. It is less efficient and raises the cost of food.


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