The Garden State Is Bribing Electric Car Buyers With Cash Back

Electric car buyers in the garden state (NJ) are being bribed with cash incentives. The rust-bucket-states 3rd year running Charge Up New Jersey promotion is In addition to the announcement about the electric vehicle incentive program’s $4000 rebate. Gov. Murphy also unveiled the state’s new residential electric vehicle charger program. So, I’m assuming the electric car buyers do not relieve a charger with their costly purchase? When the electric grid fails what will electric car owners do? 😥

NJ offers up to $4,000 cash incentive for EV purchase or lease. Video credit, NJ Spotlight News

Charge Up New Jersey promotes clean vehicle adoption by offering incentives of up to $4,000 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles, including battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric. Shifting away from gasoline and diesel use, creates many environmental and economic benefits, including less air pollution and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. for electric car buyers.

But one disadvantage nobody is talking about is when these go-green cars get a few years old the cost of battery replacement would shock the average buyer into saying NO way I’m buying one of those new, much less buying a used EV that could be a salvage-ev a few months later. This 2014 Ford Focus Electric was bought for $11,000 online. Six months later It died and battery replacement was $14,000! The local Ford Dealer after delivering the bad news offered $500 for it. A $10,500 loss! 😥

This family found out the hard way what a new battery cost for an EV. Video credit, 10 Tampa Bay News/Rumble

10 Tampa Bay News reports: Electric cars have become quite popular lately. And with gas prices and inflation, it seems like a great way to help the environment and save money in the long term. But, what happens when the battery needs replacing? And what happens when the replacement battery costs more than the car itself? For a St. Petersburg family, that is the exact position they found themselves in. Avery Siwinski who is 17 years old was excited to get a car to drive herself to and from school. Her parents spent $11,000 on a used electric car for her. It’s a 2014 Ford Focus Electric, with 60,000 miles.

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Cutaway view of a Ford Focus EV showing power train and battery components. Image credit, Fox News

It was fine at first, she said. I loved it so much. It was small and quiet and cute. And all of a sudden it stopped working. Avery had her car for six months before her dashboard started to light up with problematic symbols. In March, it started giving an alert, she said. And then we took it to the shop and it stopped running. In the midst of the car troubles, the family was dealing with tragedy. In June, Avery’s father died following a stage four colon cancer diagnosis. Her grandfather, Ray Siwinski stepped in to try to get the car issues sorted. Turns out, this is a pretty common problem for this particular car, Ray Siwinski said. The car has sat at Auto Nation Ford in Pinellas County for the last few months. Ray said he was able to get a quote on a replacement battery for the electric car. The Ford dealership had advised us that we could replace the electric car battery, he said. It would only cost $14,000!

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