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Old 10-05-2008, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

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$7500 off your next car!

Looks like the upside of the US Economic Stabilization bill is that it includes EV Pork!

Starting next tax year, there will be a $7500 federal tax credit for for purchasing a new plug-in electric vehicle.

The actual specifics of the dollar amount are based on the total weight of the car (hope that doesn't encourage EV SUVs!!?!?) and the size of the battery pack.

The way the bill is written, seems to exclude used vehicles and home conversions, but would be a GREAT DISCOUNT on your new Chevy Volt!

Check out this PDF
Read full text of Senate bailout bill -
and go straight to page 190 for the exact details on this.

Wish I could use this to get a big discount on my tax bill for my Electro-Metro, but I don't think it's going to work that way!

Our government only encourages buying new stuff!

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