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    Henry,

    Thanks for your input. I will certainly mention the idea of a legislature-mandated nighttime electric rate to my state representative. Your other suggestions are excellent as well. As Elon pointed out, Vermont is a state that can take advantage of EVs, without having a measurable effect on power plant emissions.

    What is your thinking regarding WRJ vs. West Leb for a Supercharger? Wouldn't West Leb offer more in the way of nearby services? I imagined that most of the Tesla traffic would be on I-89, i.e. Montreal to Boston.

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    FYI There is a "discounted" registration for electric vehicles in VT. It isn't much cheaper, but I know when I registered our cars, the "electric" category was less than the regular car category (for both one and 2 year registrations).
    Strange. The discount is $1. ($69 vs. $70/yr) Not sure what they were thinking there.
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    My low-cost suggestions for states to help encourage PEV ownership:
    - Allow legal enforcement of plug-in electric vehicle parking spaces.
    - Allow resale of electricity for plug-in electric vehicle chargers.
    - Allow state/municipal employees who are PEV owners to pay for installation and use of chargers in employee parking lots.
    - Match federal deductions when assessing vehicle value for annual excise taxes (not sales tax, that helps offset the lost fuel taxes).

    That's about it.

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    - Actively push the use of TOU tariffs for electricity with the ultimate aim of eliminating flat rate tariffs entirely.
    - Change building codes for new-built multi-household or business sites to pre-plan for installation of chargers at all parking spots. (They don't have to install chargers, just ensure it's designed so that it's easy to add them later.

    Plus, Robert is smarter than I:
    - Require HOAs / condo associations to allow installation of separately metered EV charging points.
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    Another idea for legislation:
    - Require HOAs / condo associations to allow installation of separately metered EV charging points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperDoc View Post
    FYI There is a "discounted" registration for electric vehicles in VT. It isn't much cheaper, but I know when I registered our cars, the "electric" category was less than the regular car category (for both one and 2 year registrations).
    All I got was $1 off for the clean air fund. Did you get more discount than that?

    Robert the HOA/Condo requirement to allow people to install chargers is a good idea. I hadn't thought of that.

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