One of the biggest complaints about the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit (IRC 30D) is that its structure of using a non-refundable tax credit is clearly more beneficial to higher-income households. But Congress may actually get something right (well mostly) as among the nine key proposed changes to the tax credit contained in the Clean Energy for America Act (CEAA) is changing the current non-refundable credit into one that is refundable.
Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 4: Chinese-Assembled Vehicles Will Not Be Eligible for Tax Credit
One of the proposed changes to the federal EV tax credit that has flown a bit under the radar is also one of the most political and protectionist in nature provisions. Effective January 1, 2022, electric vehicles with final assembly* (see definition at the end) in China would no longer qualify for IRC 30D (federal EV tax credit).
A provision in the Clean Energy for America Act requires that a new qualified electric vehicle purchased by the taxpayer has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $80,000 or less. What would this change mean for automakers and EV buyers?
Arguably the biggest flaw in the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D) regulations is the triggering of a phaseout schedule of the tax credit when a manufacturer sells 200,000 total EVs (BEV and PHEV). In the Clean Energy Act for America (CEAA) proposed legislation, this per manufacturer threshold would be eliminated and replaced with an industry-wide phaseout based on reaching 50% EV sales share.
There are 9 key proposed changes to the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit under the Clean Energy Act for America – this article includes a summary chart and brief highlights.
The federal EV tax credit has a number of flaws, but one of the biggest is the poorly-designed formula that determines the amount of the tax credit available for each BEV and PHEV sold in the US. The formula, which is based on the size of an EV’s battery pack, rewards OEMs (and their buying consumers) for using larger batteries with no consideration to efficiency (EPA range/kWh) and price.
Here are the electric vehicle-related programs that we can expect the Biden administration to pursue.
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes that could create a small shift in sales across various EV models. When the new vehicle eligibility rules take place beginning on December 3, 2019, 14 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for the rebates from the state of California.
Want to know how many electric vehicles have been sold in the US by auto manufacturers since the Federal electric vehicle tax credit went into effect since January 1, 2010? Tesla recently confirmed (see my CleanTechnica article) they had passed the 200K sales milestone in the US in July, but did not share actual numbers. […]
California reached an impressive 7.83% EV market share of new vehicle registrations for the month of April 2018. Could California reach 10% by the end of 2018? In short, yes. The new numbers for April are just in from the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Advanced Technology Sales Dashboard and portend that 2018 could see nearly […]