E W Gardner Golf Cars
247 Nooseneck Hill Rd
Exeter, RI 02822
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The burning question over the past several weeks from customers has been can E-Z-GO customers benefit from the highly publicized energy tax credits from the U.S. Government? The quick answer is no - not yet.
There are two tax credits that the Government is offering when a consumer purchases a low speed vehicle:
The first credit, which is part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) and is known as "Section 30D," provides a tax credit that is $2,500 - $7,500 per vehicle purchased depending on the battery capacity of the vehicle. This credit was available only through December 31, 2009 for vehicles that are classified as "low speed vehicles," meaning they have operating speeds up to 25 MPH and are street legal on roads that have a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less. These vehicles are subject to strict regulations like requiring it to be registered, special automotive-quality windshields and seat belts. Candidly, this legislation was developed with energy-efficient automobiles in mind, which is why it was not extended beyond the end of this year for low speed vehicles.
The other credit, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act (ARRA) (and is known as Section 30) is in effect through January 1, 2012 and was developed with low speed vehicles in mind. It provides a tax credit of 10% of the vehicle purchase price up to $2,500 per vehicle. Unfortunately, E-Z-GO does not at this time offer any vehicles that would qualify for either tax credit. However, if E-Z-GO decides to offer a low speed vehicle in the future, we will ensure that our customers and prospects are aware of the offering and any tax credits available by posting this information on our Web Site.
Currently, we have new cars in stock at wholesale prices. We also have used. None are street legal. RI (with the exception of Prudence Island), MA and CT laws do not allow the LSV on their roads even if the LSV is designed to be street legal. Old Saybrook, CT, does allow regular "golf cars" on streets in 25/35 MPH speed limit. They can only be used in the daytime and they do not have to be LSV's.