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Electric 3 wheelers don't currently qualify for a federal tax credit, although they did a few years ago. Hopefully the next administration can quickly change that. Some states do however give rebates for electric motocycles and autocycles. Check with your state and let us know.
Someone know of or want to put together a spreadsheet of state incentives?
I live in NJ and was bummed to hear that only 4 wheelers can get the $5K rebate here. We can get rebates for EV chargers though.
I expect that we could get the laws changed with some coordinated effort.
I would love to see a coordinated effort from the Aptera team and fans/ambassadors to pressure our law makers. I live in California. I will be writing some emails to our representatives. We are suppose to more EV friendly nation in coming years, so I am hopeful that the 3-wheel incentives will be back.
In California, Aptera purchasers should get at least $2250 from state incentives (items 2 and 3 in reference below) plus a possible $900 or $1000 depending on the county they live in. Also, I feel Aptera qualifies for the federal 10% tax credit up to $2500 for plug-in two-wheelers. So, living in California, one should receive at least $4750 in federal and state incentives.
Reference California Air Resource Board summarizes the Zero-Emission Motorcycle (ZEM) Incentives (note: 3-wheeler EMV Auto Solo is listed as a qualifying motorcycle): https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/zero-emission-motorcycle-incentives
10% federal tax credit up to $2500...just extended an additional year through the latest stimulus package approval
California Clean Fuel Reward (CCFR) provides up to $1500 at time of purchase - depends on battery size but even the 25kW Aptera should get the full $1500 since the EMV Auto Solo gets $1500
Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) provides rebates of up to $750 for new ZEM...Aptera should get $750 since EMV Auto Solo gets $750
San Joaquin Valley Drive Clean Rebate Program - up to $1000
Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program - up to $900
@DYEE08 From what I read, the federal electric motorcycle rebate will expire at the end of this year, i.e. tonight, so the current law won't help Aptera buyers, most of which won't get their vehicles until 2022.
@Harry Parker I was reading a Bloomberg article on the approved stimulus packaged and it mentioned that the package included a 1 year extension on the federal tax incentives for plug-in electric motorcycles. I'm hoping the new administration will update the federal tax incentives for electrified vehicles (regardless of the number of wheels) to accelerate the adoption of EVs.
This a link to Tesla that provides some info by state https://www.tesla.com/support/incentives I have had Tesla on my roof for two years in Fl and only received full Fed tax credits because we paid enough fed tax. Some utility companies offer some insensitive for vehicles also.