Potential record setting combination
I’ve written about Rimac before (found here). Founded five years ago, Rimac hasn’t run out of money yet, and they build a wicked fast electric vehicle (EV) concept. Now, according to their new YouTube video (found here), it looks like they are teaming with the also wicked fast Monster Tajima to take on Pike’s Peak. Based on the history of both parties involved, I wouldn’t bet against them.
States encourage EV ownership
Connecticut EV buyers will for the first time qualify for rebates up to $3,000. Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and Toyota Mirai will also qualify for the maximum rebate. Hybrids or EVs with a seven to eighteen kilowatt hour battery qualify for $1,500, while smaller battery hybrids are eligible for $750.
Tennessee, which previously offered an electric vehicle (EV) rebate, is reinstating the program until their funds are depleted. When discontinued in 2013 the state had $682,000 remaining. The program will restart in June and continue until the funds are gone. Battery electric vehicles will be eligible for up to $2,500 and hybrid vehicle buyers will qualify for up to $1,500.
Both programs are applied for through the vehicle dealership at time of purchase.