Chevy Volt Tiff Exposes Potential Abuse Of EV Tax Credit?

The federal government’s $7,500 tax credit—applying to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S—has become a hot topic over the past couple of days, as a Washington, D.C. (read: politically motivated) ‘watchdog’ group sounded an alert over dealerships that were allegedly ‘selling’ Chevy Volt models to other dealerships, then cashing in on the tax credit.

Under the scheme, the second dealership would split the tax rebate with the first one, then resell the Volt, potentially, at around sticker. In those couple of cases, dealerships allegedly didn’t inform a potential customer (an investigator from the group) upfront that they would be buying a vehicle for which the credit had already been claimed.

But seriously, have you taken a look at the federal form? From what we see, both parties might just get away with it.

EV tax credit: dealerships and second owners clearly disqualified

On Form 8936, which you attach

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Neptune Man And His Dog Die In Tinton Falls Crash

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A 71-year-old Neptune man died as a result of a three vehicle collision along Route 33 in Tinton Falls Friday evening, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Wade Henson Jr., 71, of Neptune Township, was driving a 2001 Ford Focus east on Route 33 at approximately 8:47 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, driven by Christopher Fiore, 46, also of Neptune Township.

Henson’s vehicle was propelled forward and into the oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes where Henson’s vehicle was then struck on the passenger side by a 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT, operated by Darrell Bradwell, age 60, also of Neptune Township.

Henson was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, where he was pronounced dead at 10:08 p.m.

Henson had one passenger in the car, a large dog, also pronounced dead at

... read more at: https://patch.com/new-jersey/asbury-park/neptune-man-his-dog-die-tinton-falls-crash

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Off-Duty Officers Perform CPR On Infant Hurt In Route 34 Crash

HOWELL, NJ — An 11-month-old boy is in intensive care Thursday after two off-duty state troopers and an off-duty sheriff’s officer performed CPR on him following a head-on crash on Route 34, Howell police said.

The infant was a passenger in a 2018 Nissan Rogue driven by Eliza Colon, 41, of Sayreville, Howell Detective Sgt. John Lopez said.

Colon was driving north on Route 34 about 11:15 a.m. when her Nissan was hit head-on by a 2014 silver Cadillac SRX driven by operated by Jordan Johnson, 18, of Neptune. Johnson was traveling south on Route 34 when she drove into oncoming traffic, Lopez said.

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officer Patrick Luke and New Jersey State Troopers Detective William Condron and Trooper Hugh Meehan, all off-duty, stopped to render aid and immediately performed CPR on the baby, who was then rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

An 11-year-old girl

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Tesla Model 3 Priced Around $35,000, Debuts In March 2016, Arrives In 2018

The auto world is in Mild Freakout Mode over the soon-to-arrive Tesla Model X, but Tesla Motors isn’t content to rest on its buzzing laurels. Yesterday, the company — or rather, its CEO Elon Musk — wanted to remind Planet Earth that there’s another Tesla model in the works, and we’ll get our first glimpse of it next year.

That price would slot the Model 3 far, far below the Tesla Model S — less than half the price of the current $75,000 base model. If, as we’ve seen reported, that $35,000 is the new model’s price before federal and state tax

... read more at: https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1099874_tesla-model-3-priced-around-35000-debuts-in-march-2016-arrives-in-2018

Fryeburg police: 8 juveniles ran away after SUV crashed into tree

FRYEBURG — An unlicensed 15-year-old girl driving an SUV with seven juvenile passengers crashed into a tree before fleeing into the woods Friday morning, according to the Fryeburg Police Department.

The white 1999 Cadillac Escalade was taken without permission from a residence on Meadow Lane, Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin wrote in a statement. The crash occurred at about 3:30 a.m., police said.

Fryeburg police officers found the minors quickly. Two of them were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for treatment of injuries that were not considered life threatening. Three passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The names of the driver and occupants will not be released because of their young ages, Potvin said.

Potvin said criminal charges for those involved are likely.

“This crash is still under investigation,” he said. “Speed coupled with driver inattention and experience appear to be causing factors. The occupants are extremely fortunate to be

... read more at: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/06/29/fryeburg-police-8-juveniles-ran-away-after-suv-crashed-into-tree/

Copper Development Association Endorses Electric Cars

Copper Development Association Endorses Electric Cars

Published: 31-Dec-2010

NEW YORK — Putting together your holiday wish list? It won’t fit in your stocking, but consider an electric vehicle (EV) – the car that’s reinvigorating Americans’ romance with the road.

The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt will be available for sale this month. And Americans are interested. A 2010 Consumer Reports survey of 1,713 adult car owners found that 39% of car shoppers are considering a hybrid or electric vehicle for their next new-car purchase. Overall, 63% of those surveyed said they expected to get a significant increase in fuel economy, regardless of the type of vehicle they buy. By comparison, only 14% of

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Why the Chevy Volt Slowdown is a Good Thing for Plug-ins

The five-week shutdown of the Volt production line is a good thing for plug-in vehicles because it will help align production with demand and keep GM’s revenue on the vehicles higher and fund ongoing vehicle development.

So General Motors announced that it is taking a five-week hiatus in the production of its flagship greenmobile, the Chevy Volt, even though it had a solid sales month in February and the company is embarking on new promotional campaigns for its flagship plug-in vehicle. I for one am glad they made the tough choice to stop production.

I do feel sorry for the 1,300 UAW workers who will be off work (well, not too sorry since they stand to collect a good portion of their salary while off due to their union contracts). I am more sorry demand is not strong enough to justify continued high-volume production.

But, I’ll say it again. It’s

... read more at: http://www.plugincars.com/why-chevy-volt-showdown-good-thing-plug-ins-113605.html

The 2009 murder of Steve McNair: Jenni Kazemi anticipated marriage to Titans quarterback

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Steve McNair was murdered in 2009, here is timeline of the events
Nashville Tennessean

Editor’s note: Sports Illustrated is releasing a podcast examining the death of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair. The Tennessean is republishing some key stories from the time around McNair’s death. For more from the Tennessean archives visit tennessean.newspapers.com.

Originally published July 6, 2009

By all accounts it was a whirlwind romance.

It started about six months ago, when former Titans quarterback Steve McNair exchanged phone numbers with Sahel Kazemi, a then-19-year-old waitress working at Dave Buster’s restaurant at Opry Mills. Saturday, the relationship ended in tragedy, as the couple

... read more at: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/17/steve-mcnair-sahel-jenny-kazemi-anticipated-marriage/1654985002/

Fall of Titan Steve McNair podcast: Mistress Jenni Kazemi saw marriage

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Steve McNair was murdered in 2009, here is timeline of the events
Nashville Tennessean

Editor’s note: Sports Illustrated is releasing a podcast examining the death of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair. The Tennessean is republishing some key stories from the time around McNair’s death. For more from the Tennessean archives visit tennessean.newspapers.com.

Originally published July 6, 2009

By all accounts it was a whirlwind romance.

It started about six months ago, when former Titans quarterback Steve McNair exchanged phone numbers with Sahel Kazemi, a then-19-year-old waitress working at Dave Buster’s restaurant at Opry Mills. Saturday, the relationship ended in tragedy, as the couple

... read more at: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/10/17/steve-mcnair-sahel-jenny-kazemi-anticipated-marriage/1654985002/