Looks like the Tax thing has been all thought out. Elon tweeted that he had it figured out.
@aarnold - I suggest changing the title of your thread. The link you provided is an excellent find - a really great article about the phase out of the tax credit - and I don't want it to be missed.
Everybody needs a chance to BUMPITY BUMP BE BUMP and then you get to see what this post maybe about...
Great article, thanks for posting. Hopefully everyone gets a chance to read this.
Good article for those who are trying to get a handle on how the tax credit might play out down the road.
1. Appear to produce Model ≡ slowly, even after production ramps up..
2. Stockpile thousands of Model ≡ in Gigafactory basement.
3. Deliver 200,000th car at start of a quarter.
4. Flood the market with the stockpiled M≡'s before the end of the following quarter.
Their are over 300k of us who ordered we have a strong presence, if we unite behind our leader(In Musk we trust) we can get our government to extend the credit, because other manufacturers haven't made significant efforts in expanding this technology for our country.
I don't think the tax credit should be extended for Tesla, but I think it could be much better structured.
As it is now, there is a ~200,000 limit for each manufacturer. Basically, that rewards the early manufacturers, but then punishes them later when they are out of tax-credit eligibility and other manufacturers ramp up.
Instead, the government assumes there are about 5 manufacturers of EV's, the credit should simply go to the first 1,000,000 electric cars. Period. Manufacturers who are late to the game will be out of luck. Maximum reward for the early ones.
I think the point of that "per manufacturer" rule was to encourage as many manufacturers as possible to enter the EV game. They don't want Priuses to take all the credits and then all the other auto manufacturers just give up on hybrid/EV development.