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Germany says NEIN to purchase incentive for Tesla Model S

MachDiamond Silver badge

"n fact, one big problem with global warming mitigation is that politicians are way too fond of subsidizing instead of just taxing emissions, since it's so much easier electoral-wise."

How do you tax somebody already at the bottom end of the economic scale for a car they bought second hand really cheap as that was all they could afford?

To reach emissions reduction goals, more people are going to be motivated by incentives than tax avoidance. It's often easier to budget for additional small expenses than trying to cover something that's cheaper in the long run but more expensive up front.

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