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CoolScoop last won the day on October 13 2019

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    GT Tax Credit

    https://evadoption.com/resources/federal-electric-vehicle-ev-tax-credit-works/how-the-federal-ev-tax-credit-amount-is-calculated-for-each-ev/ This verifies how to use the formula... and a 13.6kw PHEV should have a $6,503 credit.
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    GT Tax Credit

    The 2020 530e xDrive has a 12kw battery and a $5,836 tax credit. That follows the formula exactly, incuding the first $417. $2,500 + $417 + (12-5)×417 = $5,836. So the Aviator's credit is either a mistake or the final battery size is smaller than advertised... for a $6,042 tax credit the battery size would be 12.494kw.
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    GT Tax Credit

    I always thought it would be $6,500 based on the formula. Not sure how they came up with $6,042... even leaving out the first $417 wouold still be higher at $6,086.
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    GT Tax Credit

    https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml The Aviator Grand Touring tax credit has finally been listed as $6,042. I don't think there were any delivered until early January... so its going to be another long wait to claim it!
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    Aviator GT Order

    Good to see its back on track! Next step after origin recieved/in production was released/awaiting shipment with new eta's for mine. Of course that was back on Dec 28 and now it's not due until the first week of Feb... but I've heard eta's and shipments are finally ramping up!
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    Aviator GT Order

    Try refreshing a couple times or try it on a different device. I've heard that it doesn't always show the latest info when using the same device repeatedly. I was checking mine and decided to try yours using vin from your window sticker... for me it's saying origin recieved/in production but no eta yet.
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    Aviator GT Order

    Try the Ford tracker... Sent Offsite has changed to Origin Recieved.
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    Sulfur smell outside car

    https://parksidemotors.ca/why-does-my-car-smell-like-rotten-eggs/ Could also just be how it was driven. A problem would most likely trigger the check engine light and register a trouble code.
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    Aviator GT Order

    You might want to check your status again!
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    Aviator GT Order

    Yes, and some dealers reordered on their own without being asked and in a few cases they were advised to reorder by their rep.
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    Aviator GT Order

    My dealer recieved its first truck load of Aviators in July and it was a mix of Reserves and Black Labels. I posted info and photos in another thread back then after spending a good while inspecting them... fit and finish was perfect on all of them. Black labels are built at the same time as all the other models, they also go down the line intermixed with Explorers. Ford took a known gamble and tried to minimize production downtime between the outgoing 2019 models and the all new 2020 models to just 30 days. It would have been a huge achievement if it all went as planned, but they obviously had backup plans already in place in case it didn't... because they started shipping cars to Flat Rock for QC in mass shortly after. So then the question is why did they intentionally start production at nearly full capacity and continue cranking them out with known issues requiring QC repairs? For the same reasons other manufactures have done it. It doesn't make sense but in the automotive world revenue is booked when units leave the plant, not when they're sold. This creates huge pressure to keep pumping out units and deal with initial QC issues outside of the plant. Tesla did the same thing with the Model 3 and their tent is still being utilized to build them. That said, the units you're tracking must be among the first 12K or so units produced. The issues with those were being identified and addressed during that phase and if you track recent vins you'll see non-hybrids are now being shipped within days of production and beating many of those initial builds to dealers... and have been for a while. Shortly after the plant reopened they realized that adding hybrids into the production mix was overly complicated for the main line. So they made another astonishingly quick investment on a secondary line, at their Modification Center several blocks away, dedicated to doing final assembly of hybrids. The new hybrid line receives painted bodies from the main plant.
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    Aviator GT Order

    My expired eta dates finally updated to first week of February! I've also heard of two retail orders that returned from offsite... one shipped already and the other is awaiting shipment. Hope yours returns soon... keep an eye on your status!
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    Aviator GT Order

    Send me a PM if you ever need someone to haul away any toys you don't play with anymore... I'd be more than happy to help you declutter, LOL!!!
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    Aviator GT Order

    This is an apples and oranges comparison and not at all related to what Ford faced at CAP. Building a new plant at a new location is as easy as it gets... nothing was being produced there before so there is zero revenue loosing down time to work around. They can take their time to insure a clean launch, including hiring and training a mostly new work force. Ford also had successful launches with the biggest truck redesigns in history that required entirely new processes to stamp and assemble aluminum bodies. While they retooled existing plants, it's still apples and oranges because they had multiple assembly plants and staged the retooling to maintain production. Retooling a single high capacity plant that churns out the most popular SUV, while mimimizing revenue loosing down time, was an impossible task for anyone... let alone doing it on an entirely new chassis while adding an additional model that only shares the basic floor pan. Lost revenue means lost market share, negative year over year sales reports, and upset shareholders... which drove the decision to retool the plant and launch at nearly full capacity in an astonishing 30 days. The ONLY thing Ford could have done differently to avoid this rough launch would have been building a new plant at a new location while producing the old model, then switching over when everything is good to go (sound familiar?). There are numerous reasons why they didn't do that... history, infrastructure, workforce, suppliers, cost, planning, politics, etc, etc. So instead of thinking about apples and oranges... think about rocks and hard places instead!!!
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    Aviator GT Order

    I'd be happy with some decent end of 2020 MY incentives!
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