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    Illinois rebate

    I'm curious about your Illinois residents that have purchased an electric car or alternative fuel vehicle in the past few years. Knowing that the state of Illinois is in severe financial crisis, I wonder how successful any of you have been in getting the $4000 rebate and if so, how it played out.

    http://www.illinoisgreenfleets.org/fuels/

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    I asked a few people at the MNL forums about it as well. Most of them expressed doubt that they'll see anything, but they've applied anyway. I intend to do the same, I've made sure that my MVPA and invoice reflects the Illinois store. I haven't found anyone who has said they received the rebate yet.

    I've had a property tax appeal case pending since 2009, and if this rebate is anything like that process, it'll be a while before we know.

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    I've completed all the paperwork for my Volt purchase. From reading some experiences at Volt forums, it seems that it can take 3-6 months after the processing date. So, those that had forms in by December 2011, are seeing their rebates in March-June. Those with paperwork in by June 2012 might be seeing their checks September-November. I'm in the later group. I'll try to update this thread if I successfully receive my Illinois Alternative Fuel Vehicle rebate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wattson View Post
    I've completed all the paperwork for my Volt purchase. From reading some experiences at Volt forums, it seems that it can take 3-6 months after the processing date. So, those that had forms in by December 2011, are seeing their rebates in March-June. Those with paperwork in by June 2012 might be seeing their checks September-November. I'm in the later group. I'll try to update this thread if I successfully receive my Illinois Alternative Fuel Vehicle rebate.
    Good to know.

    It surprises me, however, that Illinois would have the money to follow through with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincwelch View Post
    Good to know.

    It surprises me, however, that Illinois would have the money to follow through with this.

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    I have to agree, I'm surprised that Illinois would have the money... but I'm hopeful the money still exists since others have received their checks this year. Perhaps even more of a fantasy, I'm hopeful that if I reserve in October 2012, and hopefully take delivery of a Model S in October 2013, the Illinois Alternative Fuels Fund will STILL have money in it. How's that for crazy thinking?

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    Suggests to me that people aren't going green...

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    I just got off the phone with someone at Green Fleets Illinois, in Springfield. Up to 4k rebate available, checks are mailed every 6 months.

    The vehicle has to be sold by an Illinois dealership -
    question is: is Tesla Motors set up as dealerships in states where they have stores/service?

    PS: despite the poor state economy, I believe funding is avail., it is contributed by utilities and billed to all utility customers as a "green" energy fund.

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    The vehicle has to be sold by an Illinois dealership -
    question is: is Tesla Motors set up as dealerships in states where they have stores/service?

    An acquaintance of mine applied for a rebate after buying the Roadster - 11 months later, he is still waiting. He has not heard anything back one way or the other....

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    Here is the definition of Automobile Dealership from Wiki

    A car dealership or vehicle local distribution is a business that sells new or used cars at the retail level, based on a dealership contract with an automaker or its sales subsidiary. It employs automobile salespeople to do the selling. It may also provide maintenance services for cars, thus employing Automotive Technicians , stock and sell spare automobile parts, and process warranty claims.

    I beleive that Tesla complies in all cases. It does not imply from above that a dealership contract is a requirement.
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    Last time I was in the Oakbrook store, they mentioned the IL rebate without me asking, so they seem to think that the Model S should qualify. Seems odd to me that that State would deny that Tesla is an IL dealer given that (i) Tesla has a retail shop located here and (ii) we will pay IL sales tax on the purchase. That being said, I've seen some pretty unusual outcomes where government is involved.

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