Biden Admin announces 20 electric cars eligible Tax Credit, for now

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The Inflation Reduction Act which includes an electric vehicle tax credit was signed into law by President Biden. Although the tax is not new, the rules have been altered.

Essentially, there are price caps on the vehicles eligible for the credit, as well as rules governing where the EVs are built and where the battery materials are sourced.

According to TechCrunch, roughly 70% of EVs in the US (72 current models) that are eligible for the current credit will no longer be eligible for the new credit.

Having said that, the Biden Administration has announced that approximately 20 current and upcoming electric vehicles will be eligible for the new credit. Meanwhile, automakers such as General Motors and Tesla who had been phased out due to sales caps will become eligible for the new Clean Vehicle Credit in 2023.

The following 2022 models are eligible for a federal EV tax credit through the end of the year, according to the Administration:

Audi Q5

BMW 3 Series Plug-In


Chrysler Pacifica PHEV

Ford Escape PHEV

Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Transit Van

Jeep Grand Cherokee PHEV

Jeep Wrangler PHEV

Lincoln Aviator PHEV

Lincoln Corsair Plug-in

Lucid Air

Nissan Leaf

Rivian EDV

Rivian R1S

Rivian R1T

Volvo S60 Recharge PHEV

Finally, the following electric vehicles are not currently eligible, but will be on January 1, 2023:

2022/2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022/2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 GMC Hummer EV (pickup truck and SUV)

2022 Tesla Model 3

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Tesla Model X

2022 Tesla Model Y

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

Many of the new rules will not take effect until January 1, 2023, at which point most of the electric vehicles currently on the market will become ineligible.