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Michael Kerr

Hybrid tax incentive for 2020 aviator plug-in?

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I've poked around a bit -- it seems like the first 200,000 plugin/hybrids are eligible for the full $7500 incentive.   But is Lincoln counted separate from Ford?   

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It’s by mfr.  I thought Ford had already exhausted their hybrid tax credits but not sure.

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This link shows everything that currently qualifies for a tax credit:

https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml 

Doesn’t look like Ford has exhausted the credit yet.  Of course, the Aviator isn’t listed yet. 

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I was thinking of the regular hybrid credits.  I forgot there was a different bogey for plug in vehicles.

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On 11/30/2018 at 5:56 PM, Michael Kerr said:

I've poked around a bit -- it seems like the first 200,000 plugin/hybrids are eligible for the full $7500 incentive.   But is Lincoln counted separate from Ford?   

I don't think it will quality for the full $7500 credit regardless, I don't think the battery is large enough.

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On 12/1/2018 at 5:20 PM, Harley Lover said:

I don't think it will quality for the full $7500 credit regardless, I don't think the battery is large enough.

The amount of credit is based on size of vehicle plus size of battery. The Chrysler Pacifica plug in gets the full $7500 and has a 16kWh battery. I would hope Ford didn’t go smaller then that. Which should mean the full federal tax credit. 

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According to that link above, here are the requirements:

 

 

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To be certified for the credit by the manufacturer, the vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • The vehicle must be made by a manufacturer (i.e., it doesn't include conventional vehicles converted to electric drive).
  • It must be treated as a motor vehicle for purposes of title II of the Clean Air Act.
  • It must have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of not more than 14,000 lbs.
  • It must be propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor which draws electricity from a battery which
    • has a capacity of not less than 4 kilowatt hours and
    • is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity.

The following requirements must also be met for a certified vehicle to qualify:

  • The original use of the vehicle commences with the taxpayer—it must be a new vehicle.
  • The vehicle is acquired for use or lease by the taxpayer, and not for resale. (The credit is only available to the original purchaser of a new, qualifying vehicle. If a qualifying vehicle is leased to a consumer, the leasing company may claim the credit.)
  • The vehicle is used mostly in the United States.
  • The vehicle must be placed in service by the taxpayer during or after the 2010 calendar year.

I would think Aviator should have that.

I would think Aviator should have at least that.

Edited by rmc523

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1 hour ago, rmc523 said:

According to that link above, here are the requirements:

has a capacity of not less than 4 kilowatt hours and

 

I would think Aviator should have at least that.

It will be greater than that, 4kwh is just to be eligible for the base credit,. The larger the battery the larger the credit.  Ford increased the capacity of the 2019 Fusion battery so the Credit went form $4,007 for the 2013-2018 model (7kwh) to $4,609 for the 2019(9kwh). The Aviator battery must be be large enough for China to fulfill the EV range (50km) with the added weight and testing cycle I suspect it will be very close if not exceeding the maximum credit. Ford isn't going to want another PR issue with the hybrid not getting the mileage it should.

 GM is also very close to losing the full credit (will happen next year) and Tesla just lost the full Credit at the end of November. http://evadoption.com/ev-sales/federal-ev-tax-credit-phase-out-tracker-by-automaker/

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