Tesla Inc TSLA said on its website that the federal EV tax credit on Model 3 might be reduced starting next year.
It was only last month that the U.S. Department of Energy confirmed that all versions of the cheapest EV from Tesla would be eligible for a $7,500 tax credit.
After the U.S. Treasury Department issued fresh guidance on battery sourcing in March, Model 3’s Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) and Long Range versions qualified only for a tax credit of $3,750 given that its batteries come from China. The Performance range, however, was eligible for a full tax credit.
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As per the guidelines issued by the Treasury in March, the EV tax credit amount will depend on whether the vehicle meets the critical mineral and/or battery component requirements. If a vehicle meets both requirements, it may qualify for the full $7,500 credit.
While the Model 3 RWD version is priced at $40,240, Long Range starts at $47,240 and Performance at $53,240. With tax credit incentives, Model 3 pricing starts at $32,740.
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