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If they just held up sales in the 4th quarter a bit so they can hit their 200,000 unit phase out in January they would have the full tax credit through June 2019. What are they thinking!
 

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If they just held up sales in the 4th quarter a bit so they can hit their 200,000 unit phase out in January they would have the full tax credit through June 2019. What are they thinking!

Chevy marketing likely was involved. That answers the question.
 

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If they just held up sales in the 4th quarter a bit so they can hit their 200,000 unit phase out in January they would have the full tax credit through June 2019. What are they thinking!
People in the upper peninsula of Michigan call us lower peninsula residents "trolls", because we live under the bridge (Mackinaw Bridge). So as a troll....
They could have cancelled the Volt as soon as the Bolt was ready for mass production, but wasted credits on a obsolescent technology. What were they thinking!

Also figured from an article in another thread, for 2016, that the number of tax credit claimants divided into the total $ claimed, equals everybody took the full credit. Wonder if anybody bought an EV without being tax credit eligible?
 

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If they just held up sales in the 4th quarter a bit so they can hit their 200,000 unit phase out in January they would have the full tax credit through June 2019. What are they thinking!
Getting Washington to pay attention to/change anything involves an emergency. A pol doesn't act unless there's an ambulance involved, or there's a hero opportunity. Otherwise there's no camera time involved.
 

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Getting Washington to pay attention to/change anything involves an emergency. A pol doesn't act unless there's an ambulance involved, or there's a hero opportunity. Otherwise there's no camera time involved.
No emergency in 2019.
The number of Bolts GM has to sell in California this year is around 3000, no? Since they will have a full/partial tax credit for this year, making up the difference with price cuts or incentives won't cost them much.
 

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No emergency in 2019.
The number of Bolts GM has to sell in California this year is around 3000, no? Since they will have a full/partial tax credit for this year, making up the difference with price cuts or incentives won't cost them much.
Emergency is a perception in this case. Is there a lack of people asking on EV forums if they should buy now, or actually buying before it's too late in their minds?

Incentives are dwindling. States are changing the rules. HOV stickers are drying up.

The EV Drive Coalition lobbying group is pushing the narrative.

Statement by Trevor Francis, EV Drive Coalition

27 November 2018

The federal consumer EV tax credit helped catalyze the EV market, boosting the manufacturing economy while increasing consumer demand and growing the deployment of an efficient alternative to traditional automobiles that helps to reduce greenhouse emissions while providing energy independence.

The current EV tax credit, which goes directly to consumers, creates an uneven playing field by establishing a cap on the number of consumers who can use the tax credit based on which manufacturer made the car. The U.S. EV market is at a critical crossroads as manufacturers begin to hit that cap; the EV tax credit should be reformed so all EV purchasers continue to receive the benefit of EV tax credits.

Federal policy spurs innovation and promotes investment in groundbreaking but nascent industries. Without continued and reformed incentives for EVs in the U.S., we run the risk of being left far behind in the automotive market of the future. Any attempt to remove the tax credit threatens nearly 300,000 jobs across 48 U.S. states that depend on EVs and cedes future U.S. automotive leadership in a sector that is a driver of economic growth, environmental sustainability, energy security and global competitiveness.
 

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If they just held up sales in the 4th quarter a bit so they can hit their 200,000 unit phase out in January they would have the full tax credit through June 2019. What are they thinking!
GM crossed over the 200K threshold sold mid-Nov so it really couldn't be held up any longer.
 

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Tesla dropped prices 2k across the board, I wonder if GM will adjust
GM is already selling the Bolt EV in California for $3,000 to $4,000 under MSRP. If GM announced that they were dropping the Bolt EV's price by $2,000, here in California, it would get a big *yawn*.
 

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GM is already selling the Bolt EV in California for $3,000 to $4,000 under MSRP. If GM announced that they were dropping the Bolt EV's price by $2,000, here in California, it would get a big *yawn*.
true to that point but it would be a good way to prod Washington to either extend it for all makers or cancel it completely, both work out well for Tesla and GM.
 
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