Water Cooler: State gives away $3000 to crush your clunker and buy EV

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  1. Wow, what a racket, buy junkers sitting rusting away in someone’s dooryard for 1000 and sell to the state for 3000! What a racket. Is this country/state great or what?

  2. Once again people aren’t watching the hand as our state magicians do their tricks. Since our state only generates money (for anything including giving it away) by taxes, coming from tax payers. (Oh let’s not forget the federal money) like DC has a money tree. That money comes from taxes too. Certain people in government love to give money away as long as they can get slave people to jump through hoops to qualify. But who is actually giving away the money, we are, the tax payers. Where do those people who live in apartments, condo units, plug their new EV at the end of the day ? I have driven all over the state, and I have not yet seen electric filling stations in front of apartments, or installed in front of condos. Where does is Vermont getting the extra supply of electricity they will need by 2035 to facilitate recharge ? Or will our Vermont Govenor be telling owners of EV vehicles to not recharge like Newsom has done in California.

    • In Brattleboro there is a bank of Tesla chargers in a parking lot next to a low budget (drug infested?) Motel. Does that count?

  3. I’d love to post a bill for a Vermonter who had to replace an EV battery after 70K miles in August. The bill was for $29,842.15 so all could know what is coming when they push us into an electric car by cutting funding for gas refinery endeavors.

    Of the 25ish New England refineries, only 7 are still operating. Banks won’t lend them money.

    In New Zeland they learned their dreams of net zero emissions would empoverish the nation and the net temperature change would be a mere .004 degrees Farenheit.

    Global Warming and C02 emission concerns is not all its been cracked up to be. It won’t be long and the lithium for the EV batteries will be a depleted natural resource.