It doesn't reallylook
like the sort of car the government would throw money at you to buy. Those, we always assumed, were the sort of cars that would fit in your freezer.
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But apparently, a state tax credit would indeed allow Colorado residents to buy the new Tesla Roadster -- an electric sports car that does zero to sixty MPH in 3.7 seconds -- for almost 40 percent off the sticker price.
The measure gives Colorado residents a credit on their 2009 income tax for up to 85 percent of the difference between the price of certain alternative-fueled vehicles and the price of an equivalent vehicle running on liquid fuel.
In the case of the 2009 Tesla Roadster, the tax credit is $42,083. Which translates to a healthy 38.6 percent discount on a brand-new Tesla.
(That's better than the best incentive you could get on some deeply undesirable model from the most desperate dealer in the country.)
That's right: The Tesla Roadster is $109,000, and your state government really, really wants you to buy one. Interested? You're in luck! Tesla's opening a new show room in -- where else? -- Boulder.