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I feel that the lobbying for federal/state incentives for the volt and other eco friendly cars is soooo weak right now. Please GM, join hands with the other large auto makers and do what you guys do best. Preasure the feds to bend to your will. All you have to do is make nice with the right people and they'll create some rediculous tax breaks that will enable 50% more volt sales. Everybody makes out here! You'll sell more and make more money, govt will look good and eco friendly, and volt buysers won't have to sell any of their kidneys to get behind the wheel! Only obsticle might be fighting OPEC lobbying...

It would also boost sales if you pushed these cost savings on advertisements, website, window sticker price and gave help to confused consumers who didn't know how to cash in. I'm not talking about one on one financial advising or anything, just a regional pamphlet would be nice. People love to see that they're saving money, especially when they're really parting with quite a bit of it :)

The volt may be just out of the reach of the hordes but strong incentives for a few years could put it within their reach. This will bolster sales, drive up demand, and drive down manufacturing costs to the point where incentives could be weaned off and the volt would still be an option for the masses.

As a side note.. a new president (probably democratic), a democratic legislature, and a noble cause with public support. It should be an ideal situation for getting some federal/state funding. There was far more incentives available 5 years ago for green vehicles, time to fight for some more. GM, if you can't swing it it's because you're not trying hard enough.

P.S. GM, most people interested in the volt know that you killed the electirc car and I think every last one of us would fogive and forget if you can give birth to the volt and manage to keep it alive.

P.P.S. Fully electric with a 50 mile range would be even better! I would think the complexity level is far less then hybrid style cars wich would make the price drop too. What/Who is holding this back?

P.P.P.S. So glad that you've decided to make the Volt production. I'll take 2 :) I've let many of my friends know and they are also interested.
 

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Priorities, priorities...

Incentives are a great idea, they did wonders for the Hummer...

Maximum Federal tax credit for vehicles 6000 lbs or greater in 2003: $100,000

Maximum Federal tax credit for an electric vehicle in 2002: $4,000
 

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I would gladly let a few elephants carpool with me in my volt if i could get 100k. I guess we'd get to use the hov lane too. Seriously, my father got a gas chugging pickup a few years ago and got a 7k deduction for it. why?
 

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Maximum Federal tax credit for vehicles 6000 lbs or greater in 2003: $100,000
I would gladly let a few elephants carpool with me in my volt if i could get 100k
I think you misunderstood me Cosmo88.
The 6000 lbs is the GVW (gross vehicle weight) thats the unladen weight of the vehicle, does'nt include passengers & cargo.
These are vehicles like the Hummer, Chevy Suburban, Ford Excursion etc.
 

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Incentives

You know, a good way to get the attention of say, Presidential candidates, would be to send a small donation with a note stating that Federal incentives for GM electric vehicles would be a great thing.(It might work better on the Democrats:)
 
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