Came across this Rav4 EV being sold by a Toyota Dealer in Massachusetts.
http://www.wellesleytoyota.com/used/Toy ... c586b1.htm
Why is a California compliance car being sold by a Toyota Dealer in Massachusetts? At full price?!
Is this a new trend? Buying a Rav4 Ev on the West Coast taking the $10,000 factory incentive, $7,500 tax credit, $2,500 CARB refund...then driving it to the East Coast and selling it at FULL price?
This can't be legal? I know for a fact if you claim the $2,500 CARB rebate the car is supposed to remain in California for a minimum of 36 months...or return the money.
(Paragraph from CVRP manual)
Resale of a vehicle or return to a dealer is allowed within this 36 month period
if necessitated by unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. To employ this provision,
ARB must approve the circumstances and sale or return in advance. If the vehicle is
resold, the vehicle purchaser or lessee must refund a prorated portion of their rebate, in
an amount equivalent to the original rebate amount divided by 36 months and then
multiplied by the number of months remaining in the original 36 month period.
Toyota should be ashamed of itself, if anything this should be considered an unethical business practice!