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  1. Mjhirsch78

    Depreciation Thoughts

    Looking at used Tesla prices by model year feels like a good rough guide. I’m in camp Drive it ‘Til it Drops as well.
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    Potential EV Incentives

    I may just be tired lol I also learned a thing or two. Apparently the EV incentive does come after the child tax credit so it does factor in. Here’s to hoping we all can win this Tax game some day.
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    Potential EV Incentives

    Nope. Child tax credit has no bearing on the tax incentive. We have to owe the federal government enough before incentives or tax credits of any kind. That 7500 plus 10k from the solar would necessitate owing them 17k, regardless of our two kids. We have never and don‘t anticipate ever owing...
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    RAN PNW map - Locations to look forward to?

    Yeah saw that video and watched another one from a lady with the channel name EV and chill. She had a similar rough experience. RAN seems like a safe investment for Rivian after that kind of trouble. It also highlighted that EA is likely best used with their app.
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    Shhh...Don’t Tell Anyone the Rain Isn’t *That* Bad

    As recent imports to the PNW, my wife and I have discovered the more questionable the roads, the cooler the hike/paddle/lighthouse/old dam will be.
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    New Official Rivian Adventure Network and Charging Station Info

    All of this. Having watched a ton of videos on EVs and charging, it still shocked me how many folks on these youtube channels still overplayed charging speed needs. For the first two weeks of owning our first EV we charged from a 110 and were fine. We have now owned the car a month and have a...
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    Potential EV Incentives

    This is not true if you look at a percentage of dollars earned going to various taxes. Research over decades has shown that the poor pay a comparable percentage of their income to various taxes even with the lower rates due to sales taxes, payroll taxes (capped so the lower income pay this On...
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    What will we learn on Thursday? A Predictions Thread...

    Truth! Y’all are appreciated.
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    Potential EV Incentives

    Scaling it back for more expensive cars makes sense for an incentive theoretically designed to encourage folks who might have to stretch to afford the new tech. Wealthy folks can afford it. Average folks need the edge. I know a LOT of people who would consider electric, but just can’t pay the...
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    Tesla, Rivian in court over trade secrets

    Salaries should not be secret. As a teacher, you can search and find all of mine. That has had 0 impact on my ability to do my job. In fact, with a state scale, I need a bigger reason to jump ship than most because I already know what they would offer me. So unless the environment is rough at my...
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    I’m with you! Got my students back-ish (hybrid is odd). Got my second shot. Just took our new Model Y up to the mountain for snowboarding after three weeks of ownership (downhill regen on a mountain is a hoot). This summer it looks like we’ll be back to semi-normal barbecues and adventures...
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    Tesla losing market share in Europe

    They are losing market share because they went from being the only option for many folks who needed specific things to being one of a few. They aren’t going away, just facing actual competition.
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    Tesla losing market share in Europe

    Old car finally gave up the ghost, so we replaced it with a model Y. We have had it for three weeks and put on almost 800 miles. This car is a blast. As more EVs are released Tesla will lose marketshare simply due to math. Whether they lose some due to failed competitiveness has yet to be seen...
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    Real Photos & Videos

    Yello y’all.
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    What EV Charger will you Buy?

    How fast can your house go?
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    What EV Charger will you Buy?

    So much learning in this forum. LOVE it. (Perhaps I chose the correct career after a false start or two, heh)
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    First Yakima products (bed tent) for Rivian teased by RJ

    Or he’s hoping it passes in order to market his entire lineup of invisible truck accessories. Take that, car industry!
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    What EV Charger will you Buy?

    Circuits are my limit.
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    Possible Accessory Costs - How much will my R1T really be?

    Added bonus: Lost socks are much less of an issue.