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Old 10-22-2019, 07:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Normally I'd agree, and I figured I would never own a new vehicle no matter how wealthy I ever become, but with ~$12,500 possibly available in subsidies, that covers the first couple years of depreciation. Used EVs are selling close to the same price as new ones, minus the subsidies.

In fact, I bet there is a little money to be made turning around and selling a new EV on the used market after taking the subsidies. It's against the rules, though those are squishy. I think the rule is you have to intend to own the vehicle for a couple years.
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