Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica
California Bows To Car Industry Lobby
California Bows To Car Industry Lobby

Cars

Frustrated Electric Car Drivers Ask To Lift Cap On Electric Car Tax Credit

Plug In America is reporting that frustrated electric vehicle (EV) drivers are asking for the lifting of the EV tax credit cap.

Not too surprisingly, Plug In America is reporting that frustrated electric vehicle (EV) drivers are asking for the lifting of the EV tax credit cap.

Banning The EV Tax Credit Cap

Plug In America EV Tax Rebate Congress Lift CapPlug In America (PIA) has been on the forefront of the EV revolution since last century. Very active as an EV advocacy group in the US, PIA is letting everyone know that a lot of EV drivers are asking for the lifting of the tax credit cap.

Essentially, PIA is representing EV drivers demanding that Congress represent their needs and not simply those of corporations. The group asks that Congress lifts the cap on the famous $7,500 federal tax credit. What this means is that the credit currently in place would work for a longer timeframe and help more people than it does now, not just the first 200,000 ones.

EV drivers and hopefuls complain that the credit applied for leases and purchases stop after the 200,000th EV was sold to a particular automaker. So why shouldn’t more people access cleaner cars that are cheaper to operate in the mid- to long-term?

In order to further drive its weight to drop that tax rebate production number cap, the Tax Extender Act of 2017 S.2256 includes a two-year extension of the 30% tax credit for EV charging infrastructure for homes and businesses and the 10% tax credit for 2-3 wheeled electric motorcycles. Both credits are retroactive to include purchases made since Dec. 31, 2016.

Pushing Authorities To Watch Out For The Consumer

Tax Credit Phase Out Estimates - Selected AutomakersJoel Levin, Executive Director of PIA, said, “Tesla and Chevrolet will both hit their limit soon and others like Nissan are not far behind. We need to seize every opportunity we can to tell Congress to lift that cap now. This will ensure that more plug-in electric vehicles get into consumer’s hands faster and more affordable while creating good paying jobs for Americans and helping local economies.”

Proposed Federal Tax Credit Phased Out Amounts and YearAlthough it’s sad to see that decades later, independent groups are still needing to apply pressure on governments to represent their constituents, we’re happy to see the amazing job PIA has done over the decades and continues to do so. Check out how you can become a member of Plug In America and help Congress reclaim its true priorities of facilitating the mass adoption of EVs.

Related: 330,000 Tesla Model 3 US Reservation Holders (Buyers) Could Take Advantage of the Federal EV Tax Credit


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

 
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. He grew up in an international environment and his communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Clean Transport

The National Organization of Transformative Automakers (NOTA) Workers Union is a union that describes itself as workers who are changing the world, and coming...

Cars

As we reported recently, there’s a big cleantech bill moving through the US Congress that would revive, extend, and expand the zero-emission vehicle tax...

Cars

Yesterday, I spent the day down at the Louisiana State Capitol advocating for electric vehicles and clean energy while my state’s lawmakers were having...

Clean Transport

Courtesy of NRDC. By Stephanie Gidigbi Jenkins & Deron Lovaas & Kabir Green  The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization today, taking a...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.