I've read the various posts about current EV state tax benefits and decided to take action by writing an email to our Pa Governor Corbett asking for his help in eliminating the sales tax on EV purchases, at least for a year or two.
Here is my email in case anyone else would like to write their Governor or other political figures.
Dear Governor Corbett,
I would dearly love to see Pa be a leader in helping to move our country forward in becoming free of dependence on foreign oil and gas, while at the same time taking the lead on making our air more pollution free.
I am doing my part in helping to move us forward towards what I believe is a real game changer for our future.
I am buying an all electric automobile... a new Tesla Model S sedan.
Those of us that are early adopters towards this inevitable and fundamental shift in auto technology are paying a premium price as well as being patient with the slow growth of charging infrastructure that is necessary.
We do this because we believe in the technology, the ecological benefits of this shift and in a strong belief in a country that is free of foreign energy dominance.
I, along with all my other Pa friends that are also helping to see this new day dawn, would like to ask that you help put Pa in the forefront of this movement by supporting the elimination (at least on a temporary 1-2 year basis) of the Pa sales tax for all electric vehicles purchased by Pa residents. Since the current adoption rate is not huge, the fiscal impact on the Pa budget would not be very big, at least for the next couple of years.
However, the statement that it would make about your interest and commitment to this future for Pa would be really big!
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.