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originally posted by: BeefNoMeat
a reply to: liejunkie01
Good thing you’re not an economist. And thanks for building my (“your”) cities. I’m all about spewing nonsense based on slim anecdotal data and even given to hyperbole. Maybe we can devise a mechanism were we drive out all those non-hard working people from city and hope those trucks carrying the goods they require to survive will be shelved and the goods delivered via mass public transit...heck, we could furlough prisoners to push the buttons on the light-rail system freighting those goods, while the hard working, non-city folk can spend more time on Internet forums talking out of their arse. I’m all in on it!
Electric cars offer no savings in energy, money, or emissions at present. Electricity supply from renewables cannot cover but an insignificant portion of road vehicles. The numerical values in this article allow easy updates as conditions change in the future.
All this will do is encourage people to move to the city and be more herded in populated areas.
Cities would not get restocked with the goods that they need to survive without the trucks that haul the goods on the highway system.
Reading the article linked it indicates with math shown that U.S. national electric grid and power generation would have to be upgraded by a minimum 20% - more so to handle demand surge from end workday.
We keep creating a slippery slope trying to interfere in markets and provide incentives. Today it is electric cars, tomorrow it will be some other industry or "good cause
This tax credit will be available until 200,000 qualified EVs have been sold in the United States by each manufacturer, at which point the credit begins to phase out for that manufacturer. Currently, no manufacturers have been phased out yet.
Tesla did not get a rebate. People who buy electric vehicles (from Ford, Chevy, Honda...) get a tax credit. Better that Trump gets his taxes cut, right? Bigly.
Tesla was double dipping with Federal money and then a 'rebtae' on the cars?