Evs are rapidly becoming the most sought-after new vehicle. They’re fun to drive and are better for the environment than a gas-powered beater.
The inflation reduction act of 2022 is the nation’s most significant climate bill ever passed into law. One of the major parts of the bill is new tax credits for electric vehicles.
The tax credits are a confusing morass of eligibility requirements and sourcing provisions that may ultimately limit what people purchase. There are income caps, sticker price requirements, battery and supply chain limitations, different phases in which the old credits will still work.
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The inflation reduction act includes a $ 7,500 tax credit for new EVs and $ 4,000 for used EVs. The new tax credits replace the old incentive system, which only included a $ 7,000.
Most of the new rules wo n’t go into effect until December 31, 2022, and will stay in place until 2032. President Biden signed the bill in response to the president’s signing.
In order to qualify for the $ 7,500 tax credit, EVs must be assembled in North America. The Biden administration already has a list of 20 EVs that qualify ready to go.
The EVs you just mentioned are made in South Korea and are no longer available for any tax credits. Those EVs are no spines.
Tesla, General Motors, and Toyota have already sold over 200,000 EVs. Under the previous rules, these companies are no longer eligible for the current tax credits.
We’re in a weird liminal period where some of the new rules are in effect. But most do n’t kick in until the new year.
Tesla, GM, and Toyota will once again be eligible for the tax credit. That means the 200,000 vehicle cap is gone.
Demand for EVs is very high, and inventory is extremely low. Dealers are marking up new EVs like there’s no tomorrow. It’s a perfect storm for not getting what you want.
Both companies are trying to get customers to sign’written binding contracts’. After the new year, there will be a bunch more requirements about who can claim the credit and which cars are eligible.
Inflation reduction act includes a’- transition rule’ for customers with a’written binding contract for purchase’ of a new electric vehicle before the law goes into effect.
Automakers are encouraging customers to sign binding contracts to improve their chances of qualifying for the tax credit. Reservations are not explicitly covered under the bill’s language.
Starting January 1st, the credits will be capped to an income level of $ 150,000 for a single filing taxpayer and $ 300,000 for joint filers.
There will also be limits on which EVs qualify for the credit based on their manufacturer suggested retail price. The final price is what counts for the credits.
Right now and through the end of the year, these price caps do n’t apply. But right now, this price caps does n’t apply.
The Chevy bolt EUV and Tesla Model 3 will be newly available for the credit. The cap is being lifted until January 2023.
Under the new rules, EVs with battery components from’foreign entities of concern’ will no longer qualify for the tax credit if they are put in service after December 31, 2023. If the battery only contains minerals from these countries, then it will become ineligible for the credit starting December 31st, 2024.
The bill would require batteries to have at least 40 percent of materials sourced from North America or a US trading partner by 2024. By 2029, battery components would have to be 100 percent made in North America.
Which vehicles are eligible under the new mineral and mining rules?. We – and I ca n’t stress this enough – do n’t know what?.
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Of those models, 70 percent (or approximately 50) are ineligible for the tax credit when the bill passes. By 2029, when the additional sourcing requirements go into effect, none would qualify for the full credit.
Auto industry is doing new taxes on battery manufacturing and supply chain in North America. The auto industry’s new tax credits are likely to slow down sales in the short term.
Ford was expected to hit the 200,000 vehicle cap any day now. Starting January 1st, the cap is gone. A lot more automakers were previously ineligible for the credit are now going to qualify once again.
Automakers and government regulators are still working out the details. Some hope that automakers could ask for waivers from the requirements given the precedent.
Some automakers are taking steps to bring mining operations to the US. Gm recently struck a deal to source lithium from geothermal deposits in California’s Salton Sea geothermal field.