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Old 10-03-2008, 08:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Matt -

Originally Posted by Matt Herring View Post
CFG83 -

Not sure if you were just comparing to a Prius for numbers-sake but a Prius would not qualify for the credit as far as I understand the language..."plug-in electric vehicles" below

"This provision provides a tax credit for buyers of plug-in electric vehicles. It provides a base of $2500 plus an additional $417 per kwh for batteries greater than 4 kwh. For the Chevy Volt, that works out to $7500 per car, a number GM had lobbied for."
Yeah, it probably wouldn't qualify. I asked because I was thinking that the plug-in Prius dudes could buy a Prius off the lot, add the plug-in package, and resell it for the credit. But, I don't think it would make $$ sense for the plug-in dudes to buy the Prius for reselling.

Anyway, Toyota plans to have a plug-in Prius version for the next gen. But it's not clear to me how big the battery pack will be :

Toyota Will Offer a Plug-In Hybrid by 2010
2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid - Review of Next Generation Prius - Popular Mechanics


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