My 4-year-old son eagerly bounded downstairs the other morning to share some exciting news with me. With bright eyes and full of enthusiasm, he exclaimed, “Dad, I had a dream about an EV!” He makes me proud.
Let’s get into the news.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
We talked about buying a new EV, but what about a used EV? As of January 1, 2023, you could be eligible for a used clean vehicle tax credit. To qualify, an individual must:
Be an individual who bought the vehicle for use and not for resale
Not be the original owner
Not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return
Not have claimed another used clean vehicle credit in the 3 years before the purchase date
And the vehicle must:
Be purchased from a licensed dealer
Have a sale price of $25,000 or less
Have a model year at least 2 years earlier than the calendar year when you buy it. For example, a vehicle purchased in 2023 would need a model year of 2021 or older.
Not have already been transferred after August 16, 2022, to a qualified buyer.
Have a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 14,000 pounds
Be an plug-in EV with a battery capacity of least 7 kilowatt hours
Be for use primarily in the United States
This nonrefundable credit equals 30% of the sale price, with a maximum credit of $4,000, and applies only to purchases made in 2023 or later. Additionally, your modified AGI must fall within specific thresholds. Take advantage if you are in the market for a used EV.
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In Other EV News
Kia has unveiled its first three-row electric flagship SUV, the EV9, which offers a targeted all-electric range of over 330 miles. The EV9 features an 800-volt charging system, allowing it to gain approximately 148 miles of range in just 15 minutes. The vehicle also includes technological advancements such as the Highway Driving Pilot system for conditional Level 3 autonomous driving and the Kia Connect Store for purchasing digital features and services on demand. No word on pricing though…
The all-electric Porsche Boxster has been caught in the wild, with several prototypes braving the snowy roads in Sweden for cold weather testing. Word on the street is that this eco-friendly Boxster will be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture and will first launch with a rear-wheel drive version, featuring a single electric motor and an 800-volt battery pack.
The US and Japan have agreed on a trade deal concerning EV battery minerals, aiming to reduce dependence on China and prohibiting export restrictions on crucial minerals like lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite, and manganese. The deal also grants Japanese automakers increased access to the $7,500 US EV tax credit, requiring collaboration to meet sourcing requirements.
Jeep is set to launch several new fully electric vehicles in the US, including the Recon 4xe and Wagoneer S, as part of its plan to have 50% of sales in the US be all-electric by 2030. The Recon 4xe is expected to begin production in 2024 and the Wagoneer S, with a range of up to 400 miles on a single charge, will also go into production in 2024.
Data from the California DMV reveals that Apple has 67 vehicles and 201 drivers registered for testing autonomous driving features on public roads.
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