Solar Powered Brammo Empulse in Colorado
Not only does Colorado offer some of the best tax incentives for electric vehicles in the country, but it also has a great climate for solar power! Depending on where you live in Colorado, you may have up to 330 days of sun per year to take advantage of your solar investment. With current tax incentives and rebates available in Colorado, your complete solar PV system could pay for itself in as little as 10 years! If you offset the costs of gas with an EV (Like a Brammo Empulse or Enertia) the system could pay for itself in less than half 1/4th that time!
Now lets look at the numbers to see what we will pay out of pocket and after incentives for the Solar / Brammo Empulse, carbon free combo in Colorado.
Disclaimer: Obviously I am in no way WHATSOEVER a tax professional. The following numbers are estimates based on my own research. Your actual numbers may vary, so I suggest you do your own research.
|Item:||Out of pocket costs:||With available tax Incentives:|
|Brammo Empulse 8.0||$11,995.00||10% Federal Tax Credit (-1,199.50)
85% Colorado Tax Rebate of Incremental Costs (-$5096.60)
|0.9 kW Solar PV System||$3,534.00||30% Federal Tax Credit (-1,060.00)
Your estimated total costs after tax incentives for carbon free transportation in CO is only $8172.90! How cool is that!
PS: In case you are wondering, EmpulseBuyer already has a 3kW solar PV system. That’s much more than enough to charge my future Empulse by itself, but only just enough to power my xbox360 and the rest of the house. Since the inverter I have is capable of handling up to 5kW I plan to add another 1kW to the system once I get my Empulse!