Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break

Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break, by Kieren McCarthy.

Tesla’s share price took a dive Thursday morning as Republicans in Congress revealed they were planning to kill off a US federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

The proposed House tax bill calls for an immediate repeal of the $7,500-per-vehicle credit: something that would have an immediate knock-on impact for Tesla given that it only produces electric cars.

Its share price fell more than seven per cent to about $296 apiece from Wednesday’s $321. The draft law emerged as the Elon-Musk-led automaker announced its worst-ever quarter, recording a $671m loss and admitting it had not met its production target for its new Model 3 car, producing just 220 of them against its 1,500 target.

Economists believe that the tax credit is a key driver for electric car sales, and cite the example of when the state of Georgia cut its $5,000 tax credit and saw sales of electric cars slump from 1,400 a month to just 100 a month in response.

EVs are a fake market, created by government. When governments find out that the carbon dioxide theory of global warming is just a technical error, they are going to withdraw their support and many renewables companies are going to fail. Contrary to what the PC crew tell you, renewables are not competitive cost wise with fossil fuels or nuclear.

hat-tip Charles