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Californian & Make $250,000/Year? $2,500 EV Rebate No Can Haz

September 4th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

As I wrote the other day, the rich disproportionately benefit from federal EV tax credits. For that matter, it is primarily the rich who are early adopters and who are buying electric cars. That also means that it’s the rich who are most benefiting from the $2,500 California EV rebate

Elon Musk: Tesla Referral Program “Seems To Be Working”

September 4th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

Understanding and speculation regarding the purpose of the Tesla Model S referral program has been all over the place, but if you simply look at what Elon said in Tesla's most recent conference call, it simply comes across as a test to see if such a program could replace Tesla stores and sales staff to some extent (while perhaps also preventing Model X cannibalization of Model S sales and getting around annoying and counterproductive dealership laws and fights)

Rich People Benefit More From Tax Credits (Duh)

September 2nd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

I've always found it a little fucked up that US federal incentives for solar energy and electric cars are tax credits. I'm sure there are some arguments for this, but a simple cash rebate (like California offers) would be much more useful for the majority of people

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Battery Info Emailed To Owners

September 2nd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the things Tesla has long said it would do is offer a Roadster upgrade as a thanks to the super-early adopters who helped Tesla get off the ground. That's supposed to include a longer-range battery, improved aerodynamics, and better tires

Toyota Corolla P85D :D

September 2nd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

It seems like everyone and their mother want a Tesla P85D or P90D now. Maybe I just hang out too much on Tesla and EV forums and sites, but it's clear there are thousands if not millions of people who have caught Tesla fever. As a fun reflection of this, I share with you the Toyota Corolla

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