Federal EV tax credit overhaul

Residual is 60% on 36/10. Crazy high MF, so without sales tax, and with acq fee and $599 dealer fee added I got to $184/month.for the cheapest LT.

Purely hypothetical of course since the $7500 tax credit is not being passed on atm.

So Just to Recap
Lease a

  • VW
  • Audi
  • Jeep
  • Mercedes Benz

And get the $7500 incentive. (Or proper rebate amount)

Waiting for

  • BMW
  • Kia
  • Hyundai
  • Chevy
  • Tesla? With the 20% reduction you don’t need to wait
  • Volvo
  • Polestar
  • Rivian
  • Mitsubishi (With their 1 vehicle)
  • (and lots of others that I forget)
    to complete the race.

Expect $7,500 blessings on pass through brands.

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Volvo and Mitsu

Those windows aren’t going to tint themselves, and what self-respecting person would drive a new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid off the lot without pin striping and edge guard?


And dont forget the…Phantom Footprint

Ghost Boo GIF by Bismuto Estudio

Orange Pie GIF by Kyocera


I made a thread to try to track the lease loophole:

Still not sure why we are referring to a clause that specifically says it applies to leases as a “loophole”.


Does this mean as a small business owner, I could buy (not lease) any EV and claim the $7.5k tax credit under Section 45W? Couldn’t anyone just form an LLC to take advantage of this?

If it is used for a legitimate business purpose, yes, it would appear to be the case.

I would double check it with your cpa before filing that tax credit :face_with_monocle:


You potentially could, if your LLC has $7,500 in federal income tax liability.

I believe so. Before the IRS guidance was issued, there were discussions of this with respect to Uber/Lyft drivers.

Yes, one should always do that before going off of what a random guy on the internet says


This video made me think of this thread:



We may have another overhaul incoming

President Maserati Manchin wants to amend the IRA to make 30D the battery sourcing requirement retroactive to January 1st, period.


As it stands now, how does the credit work? You fill out paperwork at purchase and then get the money as a credit when you file taxes?
Or does it come as a credit at the time of purchase as a reduction of the credit amount from the purchase price?

For 2023, it comes back on your taxes. Starting in 24, it can be transferred and applied up front.

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At least he’s proposing a bill to do it and not trying to overstep his authority by doing it through guidance.

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Although I doubt it will pass, if it does, will folks who are buying EVs after 12/31/2022 potentially not get the $7,500 credit they thought they were getting?

It’s definitely going to piss off a lot of people if it passes.