- Jan 9, 2010
- Los Gatos, CA
My solar project cost break even is 6 to 7 years. The Tesla shortens the time with every charge. I love my solar!Solar panels on the average house are another $20,000 with a 30 year break even, that's with factoring tax credits (which also are thumbs on the scales of unfair competition). Morally repugnant to be giving the wealthy tax credits to put on solar panels. And yes, it's the upper class who are going to afford these NON-ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY panels. Plenty of evidence these are extremely toxic to product and dispose of.
How much is having a home charger installed, another $5,000?
More of that unfair competition using my tax dollars to give tax credits to the wealthy who least need them. As stated upthread, the average salary of a Tesla owner is $150k. Why are cash strapped Americans breaking our backs, to give wealthy people $7 grand so they can buy toys? It's morally repugnant.
I do not like subsidies, but singling out EV subsidies is silly. Don't the new subsidies have a cap on income? Not sure...
It cost me $600 all in, including tip, to run 50' of #6 copper wire and a NEMA 14-50 into the garage. I did have room in the service panel. Work was done by a union electrician in his spare time.
Based on your posts, it is understandable why you may be against EVs. Respectfully, your numbers are hardly accurate. You are not the only one, by the way. Unless someone can support their "facts", their numbers may be suspect.
I have posted a million times that EVs are not for everyone. Neither are lotsa cars.