How Do I Claim EV Tax Credits in California?

EV Tax Crdits

How Do I Claim EV Tax Credits
in California?

One of the best parts about switching to a new Ford EV or PHEV is the special savings that come along with it. When you purchase an eligible vehicle at our Bakersfield Ford dealership, you may be able to claim federal electric car tax credits to help you save big. All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may qualify for a federal credit of up to $7,500, so reach out to the team at Jim Burke Ford to learn more.1 Whether you have questions about EV incentives in California or how to get your federal tax credit, we're here to provide you with all the information you need to go green!

How Do I Get My EV Tax Credit?

You will be able to claim up to $7,500 in credit against the federal income taxes you owe once you file for the year. You can only claim the EV tax credit during the year in which you purchased the vehicle. If you're also eligible for a tax refund, you'll receive both the refund and tax credit. We can also help you file for EV tax credits in California when you purchase a qualifying EV or PHEV at our dealership.

Does California Have Electric Car Incentives?

Yes, the California Clean Fuel Reward offers up to $750 in savings with the purchase or lease of an eligible new Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle.1 This can be combined with the federal tax credit.

Which Ford Models Qualify for Federal EV Tax Credits?

You can claim federal electric car tax credits on several new Ford models, including the Escape PHEV, Mustang Mach-E EV and E-Transit van. The models and their tax credits are as follows:

2021 Electric Vehicles & Tax Credits

Ford Mustang Mach-E (First Edition Premium, California Route 1, Premium, Select, and GT)1 EV $7,500

2022 Electric Vehicles & Tax Credits

Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid1 PHEV $6,843
Ford Mustang Mach-E (Premium, Select, and GT)1 EV $7,500
Ford E-Transit1 EV $7,500

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