Plug-ins are worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals - Pure electric cars take a bigger hit than plug-in hybrids - Many electric cars qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, plus state or local incentives. Big discounts on new cars hurt residual values.
'One of Fisker primary financial backers is venture captital firm, Kleiner Perkins, of which Gore is a partner. Fisker received a $528.7 million conditional loan from Dept. of Energy's...That's a LOT of money to produce only 200-300 thus far, some of which seem to be lemons. This is same company that caught flak because after it secured US govt financing, started assembling their cars in – Finland. Fisker seems headed for same fate as Solyndra'