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The expanded EV tax credits are now in full effect in the US. To make it easier to find eligible vehicles, we created a VIN lookup for used electric cars. Test it by pasting a VIN from a local or national car dealership!

EV tax credits

Which cars are most likely to be eligible?

Here are some of the cars that are most commonly eligible based on price and age. Tesla's Model 3 may still be a rare find, but expect to see more of them in this price range in the coming months.

  • Nissan LEAF (2011 to 2019)
  • Fiat 500e (2014 to 2018)
  • VW e-Golf (2015 to 2019)
  • BMW i3 (2014 to 2019)
  • Chevy Bolt (2017 to 2020)
  • Hyundai Ioniq (2019 to 2020)
  • Hyundai Kona EV (2019)
  • Tesla Model 3 (2018)  

Remember that in addition to vehicle eligibility, there are also limits on buyer eligibility. Get the full list here.

Doodle of the Month

A recent article on bidirectional charging included this doodle. Here are some of the ways that people and companies are using bidirectional charging today.

  • Time shifting demand
  • Emergency backup
  • Electricity rate arbitrage
  • Virtual power plant
Bidirectional charging

Community Questions

Question of the Month

Have you reserved or pre-ordered a new EV? If so, please share which ones have caught your eye!

Last month we asked about your original motives for buying an EV. Here are a few of your thoughtful responses. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • "My wife and I have been interested in efficient, clean, and green cars since we purchased our first cars together back in 1978"
  • "This spring we had solar panels installed on the roof, so an EV seemed an ideal solution"
  • "I liked knowing that the EV just has a much simpler system and requires less work"
  • "Original motive was to purchase a high technology car with all the safety features which will drive us into the future"
  • "Now retired, I am saving hundreds of dollars per month running around town in my EV while gas prices in CA soar."
  • "To make my long commute more enjoyable and efficient. All things considered, I'm paying about the same monthly amount for my brand-new Tesla as I was with my 2018 used Mazda CX-3"
  • "Motive: Ukraine. I purchased a Bolt in January."
  • "There is a certain sense of adventure I believe that is required in owning and operating one"
  • "Reduce my carbon footprint while supporting advances in technology that would bring it to the mainstream"