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With $42,000 tax credit ending, Tesla reports strong Boulder sales
Camera ^ | 12/29/2009 | Laura Snider

Posted on 12/30/2009 10:06:32 AM PST by george76

Electric carmaker plans to keep gallery in Boulder.

Nate Hukill was not in the market for a new car -- he said Tuesday he's not even really a "car person." But on his way back from lunch ...

Now Hukill's owned his high-performance, all-electric, thunder-gray Tesla Roadster for three weeks. ... which has a $100,000 price tag.

But it was the $42,000 tax credit offered by the state of Colorado that really sealed the deal.

Embarrassingly, the tax incentive was so shocking...

Within 30 seconds, he was hooked.

The incredibly liberal tax incentive...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: boulder; taxes; tesla

1 posted on 12/30/2009 10:06:33 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

They sell boulders? I thought they sold electric cars?...............


2 posted on 12/30/2009 10:08:21 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: george76

Flintstone Motors.. Hope it runs in 30 below weather..


3 posted on 12/30/2009 10:09:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: george76

This has to be a joke. There are actaully citizens of a state who would stand for this nonsense?


4 posted on 12/30/2009 10:10:59 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Red Badger

>”We came out and there were six people around the car; one man was caressing the roof,” he said. “I think it means something special to people in Boulder because it has no emission and because it’s electric.”<

And those 6 people escaped from the mental asylum and the one giving a car a hug needs to be locked up again in the looney bin.


5 posted on 12/30/2009 10:13:14 AM PST by max americana
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To: george76
The MSM really likes to write puff pieces about guys who buy $100,000 on an impulse while going out to lunch.

See, all those greedy Wall St bankers with their million dollars bonuses -- those guys who are ruining the country -- they should all go out and buy electric cars with subsidies paid for by the taxpayers. Then the media would write nice stories about them, too.

6 posted on 12/30/2009 10:13:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: george76
It costs you an extra $100 if you are late on you license palates so you can subsidies a yuppie in boulder.

Boulder= 32 square miles surrounded by reality!

7 posted on 12/30/2009 10:15:14 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: jwalsh07
The governor of colorado was district attorney in denver ans was noted for release of 98% of illegals.
8 posted on 12/30/2009 10:17:34 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: NormsRevenge

So the middle class taxpayer of Colorado is going to give 43k to a rich Liberal to buy a car that still costs more than the middle class guy can afford to spend.
Whata deal!


9 posted on 12/30/2009 10:19:47 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: jwalsh07

Ever been to Boulder??


10 posted on 12/30/2009 10:23:29 AM PST by greatplains
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To: george76

“Green” cars, and tax credits for the very well to do who think $100,000 is a reasonable price to pay for a car they can drive around in while posing as environmentally responsible citizens. Colorado has lost its mind.


11 posted on 12/30/2009 10:24:14 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: george76

A true Tesla electric car should run on wireless electrical current, not a battery.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 10:26:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: max americana
I think it means something special to people in Boulder because it has no emission and because it’s electric

And where does the electricity come from?

13 posted on 12/30/2009 10:27:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: mountainlion

Rocky Mountain HIGH.


14 posted on 12/30/2009 10:28:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Boulder still seems to be the drug capital of the continent.


15 posted on 12/30/2009 10:30:21 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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$42,000 tax credit? And let me guess here. Colorado probably isn’t running a budget surplus.


16 posted on 12/30/2009 10:47:34 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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“I think it means something special to people in Boulder because it has no emission and because it’s electric.”<

And just where does that oh so clean electricity come from??
Public Service Company of Colorado and those coal fired generating plants come to mind.
Damn but Colorado has gone to hell in a hand basket in the years since I lived there.

17 posted on 12/30/2009 11:03:10 AM PST by Tupelo
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To: greatplains

Actually I have, many years ago in my misspent youth.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 11:03:18 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: max americana

Nah, as long as they’re hugging trees and cars and other inanimate objects they are safe. Just don’t let them get near a voting booth or public office.................


19 posted on 12/30/2009 11:08:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: george76

Is this the same Tesla that Al Gore owns part of?? They got a huge loan a bit earlier this year.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125383160812639013.html


20 posted on 12/30/2009 11:09:21 AM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne)
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To: a fool in paradise

Rocky Mountain SIGH......................


21 posted on 12/30/2009 11:09:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The MSM really likes to write puff pieces about guys who buy $100,000 on an impulse while going out to lunch.

I guess he's the guy who "didn't stay on the line" from that investment commercial..................

22 posted on 12/30/2009 11:11:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: george76
Boulder is the San Francisco of Colorado, only with more dope and more hippies. Home of Ward Churchill.
23 posted on 12/30/2009 11:13:48 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: jwalsh07

Then you already know. It’s just gotten more bizzare.


24 posted on 12/30/2009 11:18:23 AM PST by greatplains
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To: george76

The truth about subsidizing “clean cars” is that all it does is give cash to rich people (the only ones buying hybrids & electrics are the rich) to buy status symbols that dump their pollution in the laps of the rabble (electricity produces air pollution, just not in Boulder or San Francisco... and the rare earth metals used to make these things require extremely dirty mining in poor parts of the world.

It’s typical Boulder all-liberal, all-rich, all-hypocrisy, all-white “diversity” and “caring.”

Driving an alternate energy status symbol - so the pollution can be sent to the lungs of poor brown children instead of their designer-bred lap-dogs.


25 posted on 12/30/2009 11:27:28 AM PST by sanchmo
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um... what is preventing someone from buying one of these with the tax credit and then immediately turning around and selling it for a $40,000+ profit?
26 posted on 12/30/2009 11:55:39 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: max americana

“And those 6 people escaped from the mental asylum and the one giving a car a hug needs to be locked up again in the looney bin.”

Put a fence around the entire city of Boulder and don’t ever let anyone out!!!


27 posted on 12/30/2009 12:00:33 PM PST by dalereed
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To: george76
Aw, come on, doesn't this make you want one?


28 posted on 12/30/2009 12:06:30 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: savedbygrace

bttt


29 posted on 12/30/2009 12:07:35 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: george76
Maybe this will make you want one: >P?
30 posted on 12/30/2009 12:08:29 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: dalereed
Put a fence around the entire city of Boulder and don’t ever let anyone out!!!

Boulder has been described as 25 square miles surrounded by reality.

31 posted on 12/30/2009 12:17:15 PM PST by doc11355
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To: savedbygrace

Nice car. Put a 350hp V-8 in it and I might buy one.


32 posted on 12/30/2009 4:13:24 PM PST by Chewbacca (My gun has killed less people than Vice Pres Biden's motorcade.)
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To: greatplains

>>Ever been to Boulder??

Yep

Recommend take off and nuke entire site from orbit - only way to be sure.


33 posted on 12/30/2009 5:32:50 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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