Submitted by avesraggiana on February 5, 2019
I wasn’t able to find anything on the Tesla Forum discussing this topic. A harsh accusation leveled against EV owners is that the $7500 federal tax credit is a form of wealth transfer, a subsidy for the rich, another way that poor people are made to pay for the expensive tastes of the rich, downright unfair, etc, etc.
I’m at a loss as to how to refute this, since I for one, am very happy about the all the federal tax credits I’ve received from having purchased Teslas.
What does one say to all these aggrieved ICE vehicle owners? How does one argue against such an emotionally trenchant point that is tightly bound up with our ideas about money?