WHY do people get excited about a car that gets on average 50% of its power from coal?
lets get off coal first and fix the grid before fooling ourselves into thinking EVs are green, because right now they are not for the average user. Without tax payer funding through credits these EVs would not even be profitable. But dont worry obummer has plans to increase your taxes to help pay for these schemes! YIPPI!
Coal fired plants are shutting down slowly. Your plan would require no electric cars for more than a generation. That suggests you have an ulterior motive. The rebates from Washington are a small percentage of the up-market Model S's cost and probably don't affect retail sales much.
In past years the cost of oil to US taxpayers was heavily subsidized from general revenues and so often debt. That subsidy includes nearly all US expenses in the Sand Trap since the Cold War.
If the President's predecessor had been able to continue, we would be in a Depression and you, most likely, would be in the street.
Tesla Motors' Supercharger stations are free and powered by the Sun. In the meantime our president is pushing power plants to switch to cleaner fuels.
In the case of gasoline powered engines, not only is gasoline being burned but also electricity from coal powered plants is used to refine the gasoline.
The tax credit is not given to the manufacturers of electric vehicles. It is a tax reduction for the purchasers of electric vehicles. Hence taxpayers are not "funding" but instead are allowed to pay less taxes. Who is against lower taxes?
I've learned to bet against those who invest with a strong political slant and use derogatory names for politicians with whom they disagree.