Solar Powered Brammo Enertia Plus in Colorado!
With almost the same range as the Nissan Leaf but using 1/4th of the Leafs 24kWh battery the Brammo Enertia Plus will probably have one of the lowest carbon footprints of any EV. How about a ZERO carbon footprint option though? Team the Enertia Plus up with a few solar panels, throw in some fat tax subsidies, and you got yourself a very attractively priced zero carbon footprint urban commuter!
Just like my article “Solar Powered Brammo Empulse in Colorado” I will use give you an example of how much this setup will run you in Colorado. Be sure to check and see if your state has tax subsidies for EVs or solar panels.
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 Enertia Plus, 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 Enertia Plus||$8,995.00||10% Federal Tax Credit (-899.50)
85% Colorado Tax Rebate of Incremental Costs (-$3,991.60)
|0.9 kW Solar PV System||$3,398.00||30% Federal Tax Credit (-1,019.40)
Your estimated total costs after tax incentives for carbon free transportation in CO is only $6,482.50! How cool is that!