Congress’ Plan To Kill The Electric Car Tax Credit Could Kill Electric Cars

On Thursday, Congressional Republicans proved that even car nerds can get wrapped up in the tentacles of tax reform. The House of Representatives released an early draft of a bill to remake the taxation system, one that would kill the federal tax credit that gives up to $7,500 to anyone who buys an electric car.

  • simus1

    Now that is really industrial strength PR drivel. Only a true enviro whacko could come up with a pro rent seeker plea to the gods on that level.

  • Brett_McS

    Even with tax breaks Tesla’s best case is to remain a rich boy toy maker. Electric cars are toxic to the environment as well as to the tax payer’s wallet.

  • Cat-astrophe

    That’s just closing a perk that’s only available for the rich.

  • tom_billesley

    How many blacks drive electric cars? It must be because of racism, somehow.
    Being so quiet, they’d be ideal for drive-bys.

    • Hard Little Machine

      You’re on the crispy edges of irony. Here in left of left of left Chapel Hill, NC, the Berkeley of the East, the city wants to change the law so that electric car owners are forced to retrofit their electric cars with noise machines so that blind people can hear them coming and not walk in front of them in traffic.

      • Clink9

        My last neighbor in his Toyota hybrid almost ran me over a couple times. Silent car and a driver that doesn’t look where he’s going is a deadly combination.

      • Maurice Miner

        The first recorded traffic death in the USA involved an electric taxi-cab, and someone steeping off a tram in front of it (if memory serves me correctly).

  • Cat-astrophe

    Let’s wait till the Chinese iron out all the bugs and begin mass production.
    Should only take 2 or 3 years.

    • Clausewitz

      Doesn’t matter. We haven’t got to the life cycle where these rolling environmental disasters have to be disposed of yet. In about five years a big WTF is heading full speed into the lives of the enviroweinies who bought electric cars to show how much better they are than the rest of us.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Even at $30,000 Toyota says their cheapest Prius is a loss leader. They simply could not exist as a viable product w/o subsidies. It’s pretty much a scam all around. If car companies want to bear the brunt of those costs that’s on them, not us.

  • Mark Matis


    Of course, this undoubtedly means that the Koch-sucking Rove Republican swill in Congress will either delete it from the final bill, or just refuse to pass anything, as they did with Obamacare repeal.

  • Gary

    Last week I saw a TESLA drive by me as it pulled away from the STOP sign. I glanced at the rear to see the Model and then noticed that these Smug Jet-setters with massive Carbon Footprints have their one GREEN paint Plates to show just show special and caring them are.
    Yes folks…..a rich smug Liberal progressive is doing what all of us are expected and should have done in the 1960’s with no fanfair…….now want to have equal Status of the POPPY series Plate for VETS that may have stormed the beaches of Normady in 1944 .
    They fought the nazi’s fascists while these NEO Soldier stormed the TESLA dealerships to get the $100.000.00+ Electric car and the $15k payola kickback to the rich by Wynne for their votes.
    In the Future there will be a Remembrance Day created on November 10th for these Smug eco-fascists that wanted everyone else to fight the Global warming crisis .

    Why not have special Colour Plate for the private sector low-income taxpayers that shows the Smug Liberals and Government unionized pigs at the trough exact which person is having their paycheck RAPED by the same Government that makes you complicit in the crime for demanding more money every Contract with fewer hours and a better pension even when you know the RAPE get worse.

    Federal employees get Remembrance day off with pay because after WW2 the Vets from oversea service had priority for Government jobs ( now it’s muslims or Blacks that land at the airports and get Legal status here as being from Overseas and not fighting for Canada ) and were a large block of employees .
    But now that new Canadians in Government jobs want to destroy Canada’s history while may bitch over the Moment of Silence on Nov 11th…… get rid of the paid day off and get rid of X-mas and Easter good Friday off too since many muslims in Canada hate everything non-islamic.
    Don’t expect the CBC to show thousands of muslims in Ottawa protesting to work on the X-mas breaks and Easter holiday ……sloth is part of islam which is why it hasn’t invented anything in over 400 years and that muslims are pouring into non-muslim Nations to Sue us or enjoy the FREE stuff in Government housing.

  • Barrington Minge

    Electric cars are an environmental sham. Just consider the impact of generating all the electricity to charge them. In the short term, Hybrids are the best solution.

    • Editor

      Yes. That detail is always conveniently forgotten when the tree huggers are patting themselves on the back. That magical electricity recharging your batteries at night has to come from somewhere.

    • Clausewitz

      Wait till they have to dispose of this pile of shit chocked full of rare earth elements that are so bad the car manufacturers have to farm out the pollution belching manufacturing process to China.

  • barryjr

    The first clue that your product is a joke is it requires government subsidies and preferential treatment to make somebody buy it.