As a future owner in Colorado, I am investigating the tax incentives for purchasing a Roadster and I have some questions. Here is a link to the relevant description of the tax credit:
It appears that there is an "Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit" which is 85% (for ZEV) of the price difference between the cost of the vehicle and the cost of the "same or most similar vehicle that uses a traditional fuel". Most of the examples cited are for hybrids which also have a similar gasoline-only version. But no such version exists for the Roadster (obviously). So, what is the most similar traditional vehicle? A 2007 Lotus Elise? This vehicle has an MSRP around $46,000. So, by that logic, would the credit be 85% * (101,000 - 46,000) = $46,750? If that is correct, I could buy an Elise with the tax savings. If anyone can clarify how this credit should be computed, please share your view.