Can't recall ever getting a letter; they sent it to hybrid owners and not EV owners? How strange.cgaydos wrote:It appears that the implementation of the EV registration fee isn't exactly snag-free. I got my registration renewal notice for the red LEAF, sent in the card with the check, and it came back saying I needed to pay an extra $50 for the EV. Well, I knew that, but why didn't it say so on the registration renewal card? So I had to mail it back including a second check.
This week I got my renewal notice for the blue LEAF and again no mention of electrical fee. This time I'll write two checks, one for the requested fee and one for the $50, and instruct the DMV to destroy the second check if it is not needed.
The whole roll-out of the program has been strange - from the initial almost incomprehensible letter they sent to every hybrid owner in the state (only plug-ins pay the fee), to the billing.
The whole administration of the program is a mass of confusion. The letter itself was far from clear as to its intent. I got one letter for my Toyota Camry hybrid and one for the red LEAF, but for some reason not one for the blue LEAF, and asked owners to reply with whether their car was plug-in or not. In the letter they explained that they were sending it to such a broad audience because manufacturers aren't required to designation which cars are plug-in. Now there may be truth in this for cars that have both hybrid and plug-in models, such as the current Prius. But for cars like the Focus which are either EV or gas, the VIN tells the story. And of course you need only a little bit of research to know that certain model/years have no plug-ins or are ALL plug-in.dgpcolorado wrote:Can't recall ever getting a letter; they sent it to hybrid owners and not EV owners? How strange.
Was the letter from your county or from the state? If the former, that would explain why I didn't get one.cgaydos wrote:...I wrote back explaining that I had two LEAFs (with VIN) and please don't include my Toyota on the plug-in list. They wrote back with a sticker for the blue LEAF but not the red one.
State. Given that I didn't get one for the blue LEAF it's probably just randomness in their searching of the DMV database.dgpcolorado wrote:Was the letter from your county or from the state? If the former, that would explain why I didn't get one.cgaydos wrote:...I wrote back explaining that I had two LEAFs (with VIN) and please don't include my Toyota on the plug-in list. They wrote back with a sticker for the blue LEAF but not the red one.
I'm not sure of this, but wouldn't your purchase of the Leaf from NMAC be considered a "used" car purchase? If so, I believe you can only get the credit for a used car if the car has not been previously registered in CO so you would not be able to make that claim (I'm assuming that you currently have the car registered in CO).Leafdom wrote:Does anybody know if you can file for the EV tax credit twice in one year? I don't think there is anything stopping that.
I'm thinking of paying off my 2013 S, getting the 5,000 credit from NMAC to buy the Leaf, and getting my CO tax credit on the remaining purchase amount. Then, I'll turn around and sell it and purchase or lease a 2015 SV. I feel we really made a mistake not getting the heat pump for Colorado winters.