$7500 tax credit in 2014?

$7500 tax credit in 2014?

I placed an order for a P85 last week and am scheduled to take delivery in February. A friend of mine told me he thinks 2013 is the last year for the federal tax credit for EVs. Can anyone with some insight comment?

Blueshift | December 16, 2013

Looks like it is phased out for a given manufacture when that manufacturer sells 200,000 qualifying vehicles.

Petitefogger | December 16, 2013

The $7500 tax credit will be available for 2014 deliveries. It's not limited by year, but by manufacturer sales of plug-in cars. It will start to phase out for Tesla once Tesla hits cumulative sales of 200,000 plug-in cars. Tesla still has a ways to go.

Big T | December 16, 2013

However, the 30% tax credit for installing an HPWC or similar does expire 12/31/2013. It must be purchased and placed in service by the end of the year.

dlake | December 16, 2013

Whew! Thanks!
Loss of tax credit wouldn't be a deal killer-still got the "test drive Tesla Grin", but I'm glad the credit will continue to be offered.

2k13MS | December 16, 2013

@Big T Can you post a reference/link to the 30% tax credit for HPWC installation? I can't find anything.

Thank you in advance.

Petitefogger | December 16, 2013
Big T | December 16, 2013

Look at the bottom of the description. Has a link to IRS.

dlake | December 16, 2013

From form 8911, looks like it doesn't have to be a HPWC to get the 30% install credit. It could be a NEMA 14-50 in your garage. Better hurry.

Brian H | December 16, 2013

I think there's a proposal to extend the number to 500,000. Don't have the link, tho'.

Don Schmidt | December 17, 2013

State of Washington gives an incentive of no sales tax (8.35% ~ $8,350) but it expires July, 2015.

Vancovuer, WA

dtesla | December 17, 2013

Whatever the limit is or will be... I wonder how it will affect 500,000 car sales per year of Gen III cars.

Mathew98 | December 17, 2013

Even at the 200K limit, TM has about 4 - 5 years to go before the credit is exhausted. That's the combined total for models S/E/X for the next 5 years.

hsadler | December 17, 2013

I thought the 200K limit was for a specific model. New model - new limit.

AlMc | December 17, 2013

No. the way I read the code/law. Each Manufacturer has the 200,000 vehicle limit, not 200,000 limit per model.

drp | December 17, 2013

It's by company, not model

Vlnprof | December 17, 2013

The good news is that Elon has said that the $35,000 target price for the Model E is without any tax credit, so he is not depending on this incentive to make the new car more affordable.

hsadler | December 17, 2013

"No. the way I read the code/law. Each Manufacturer has the 200,000 vehicle limit, not 200,000 limit per model."

So, the Prius must be pretty close to end of tax credit limit.

Here's the ruling...
"The credit will begin to be phased out for each manufacturer in the second quarter following the calendar quarter in which a minimum of 200,000 qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles have been sold by that manufacturer for use in the United States"

So, if 200,000 Tesla's are sold in any quarter, the tax credit begins to shrivel starting in the next quarter.

Brian H | December 18, 2013

Not quite. If 200,000 Teslas are sold in the total history of the company, the tax credit starts to shrivel starting in the next quarter after that point.