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Old 11-09-2019, 01:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jjackstone View Post
Ok, this is kind of tongue in cheek so don't start bashing right off the top.

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For the Leaf, we get the same tax deduction with the added benefit of no fuel cost and "probably" much less maintenance cost. Now you're getting paid the full $1900 a year with no fuel costs. Assuming you keep the job for three years you just got a FREE EV.
I basically agree.

But if you pay for your charging, or buy solar panels to charge .. it ain't exactly free. But instead of $1200 for 'fuel' ... maybe $200 if you charge off-peak when the power company wants you to ... a bit more if you do your own solar (solar is about a 4 year payback where I live, right now)

So maybe you deliver for 4 years instead of 3 to get the free EV

The only other factor I see is registration and insurance. If the EV is used INSTEAD of another car then it should be no issue. If you need to have a gasser to do your longer trips ... and that means that the Leaf is an EXTRA car ... you need to add those costs
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