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Published on March 13th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

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

March 13th, 2018 by  


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


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About the Author

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. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he was invited to write for various CleanTech outlets in 2007. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets both 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. He particularly enjoys communicating about the new e-mobility technology and what it means to us as a society. Today he focuses most of his writing effort on CleanTechnica, a global online outlet that covers the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. His favorite tagline is: "There are more solutions than obstacles."



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