I'm planning on buying a Model S in 2012 or 2013 (depending on delivery rate, etc.), and it looks like this 50% Federal Charging Infrastructure Tax Credit is only good through this year. My question, if anyone happens to know the answer, is this:
Would I be eligible for this tax credit if I install a Tesla HPC in 2011, even if I won't actually be getting the car in 2011? I read through the IRS form that ChargeIt linked and it doesn't explicitly say that you have to have the car...
I believe that the Charging infrastructure for 2010 was 50%. It went to 30% in 2011.
Tesla was offering HPC at 30% discount if you make it Public.
I appreciate the quick replies guys, and you're right: it's wisest to wait until Tesla details the charging system for Model S. It's too bad that may not happen in 2011 -- a 30% discount on charging infrastructure would be great!
I would do all of your electrical work that you need to do this year, ie, run the 240 lines to boxes as necessary with #6 copper wire (good to 75 amps) and stub it to the box, or install a NEMA 14-50 plug (good to 50 amps) this year and decuct the cost at 30%. I did! If you need to change the rest later at least you have deducted the majority of the infastructure while it is still available.
#6 copper wire is good to 75 amps only if the insulation is rated @ 90C (194F). I'm not an expert in wiring so I don't know if this is common but personally, I went with #4 wire, rated to 70A with 60C insulation. Don't forget that you can only pull 80% of this.run the 240 lines to boxes as necessary with #6 copper wire (good to 75 amps)
You can find the AWG wire sizes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge
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