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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Does the Niro Hybrid qualify for US Tax Incentive?

My apologies for the dumb question. I just started doing research on the Niro and no nothing about hybrids and the tax credits. Does the regular hybrid qualify for it or is it just the Plug-In hybrid?

Iím in Florida, by the way.
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I just answered my own question. No it doesnít. Just the Plug-in qualifies.
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I just answered my own question. No it doesnít. Just the Plug-in qualifies.
After the fed tax credit the PHEV is cheaper than the HEV.
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Not cheaper than the hybrid discounted. In California, maybe. All depends on if you can get a PHEV discounted (or find one at all).

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I looked around my area and not a PHEV in sight. Plus Florida has no state incentive either. State government tries to stifle solar energy efforts even though we get sunshine 90% of the year. There’s no way they’re going to encourage people to adopt fuel efficient cars.

Plus it might not suit our needs. My eldest will be doing highway drives to and from university.

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Just remember that there is a big difference between a tax credit (federal) and a tax rebate (state)
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Nouse, why would highway driving not be suitable for the PHEV?

I had to purchase my PHEV out of state and saved $2k more than the lowest discount in-state. So yes, don't be afraid to ship.

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Nouse, why would highway driving not be suitable for the PHEV?

I had to purchase my PHEV out of state and saved $2k more than the lowest discount in-state. So yes, don't be afraid to ship.
I was under the impression that the ICE is doing most of the work during highway driving so you’re not getting the benefit from the EV motor. But, I have no experience with EV/Hybrids.

May I ask what state you’re in and which state did you order from? Also, I assume you worked with the out of state dealer instead of your local ones?

Going through the Kia site, here are 2019 plug-ins 1000 miles away.
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I was under the impression that the ICE is doing most of the work during highway driving so youíre not getting the benefit from the EV motor. But, I have no experience with EV/Hybrids.

May I ask what state youíre in and which state did you order from? Also, I assume you worked with the out of state dealer instead of your local ones?

Going through the Kia site, here are 2019 plug-ins 1000 miles away.
I went with the PHEV even though my commute is 80 miles round trip. So far I'm averaging 70mpg overall, with about 25% of my commute being on the battery. On my last tank, which had some additional battery miles running errands around town over the weekend I ended up with a ridiculous 92mpg over 700+ miles. So yeah, I think the PHEV is just fine even if you have a lot of highway miles.

I feel your pain on the problem of PHEV inventory, when I bought mine back in April there was exactly one within 500 miles. Worth the effort though in my opinion.
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