The proposition of renewing the federal EV tax credit for producers that reached the earlier restrict has raised a whole lot of curiosity.

We have now two such producers to date – Tesla and General Motors. Their plug-in vehicles should not eligible for as much as $7,500 of the tax credit score and haven’t been for quite some time now.

It isn’t a very good scenario when two home producers should not getting the main incentive, as a result of they had been keen to leap into EVs first in excessive quantity. They’re in a deprived place now, till others run out too.

Even Chinese Kandi would get a $7,500 tax credit for K23 and K27 models! Furthermore, some producers like Volvo and Polestar are handled as fully separate corporations and can get tax credit for the complete 200,000 models (plus a phase-out interval).

We aren’t in favor of renewing or not renewing the federal tax credit score (it is a matter of politics), however we wish to level out that it is a flawed system from the start – together with the person quota for every producer, as an alternative of 1 large one for all EVs offered.

Anyway, on this submit, we wish to see what would possibly occur with the costs if Tesla and GM (and any firm above 200,000 threshold) would get the rumored $7,000 tax credit score. Let’s get into it.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

With $7,000 federal tax credit score for Tesla and Chevrolet

We utilized a $7,000 tax credit score to the Tesla and Chevrolet costs (you can find a normal comparison in a separate post) and take a look at what we’ve got discovered.

Chevrolet Bolt EV with over 250 miles of EPA Mixed vary, at lower than a $25,000 efficient worth (MSRP plus DST and deducted tax credit score)!

The entry-level Tesla Mannequin 3 Normal Vary Plus for $31,190! That is higher than the promised and solely shortly accessible $35,000 Mannequin 3.

The least costly mannequin with 350 miles of vary could be the Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary AWD at $40,190! A 400-mile Tesla Mannequin S at simply over $74,000? All appear to be killer bargains to us.


These potential efficient costs are excellent in comparison with what the costs at the moment are. One factor is certain, electrical automobile gross sales would skyrocket.

We guess that producers would improve their base costs noticeably to capitalize on the change if attainable, however quite not by the complete $7,000.

Anyway, if Tesla is ready to seize 80% of the U.S. BEV market without the federal tax credit, they’d have an opportunity to go even increased.

* estimated/unofficial values