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Requirements 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. It must have a gross vehicle weight rating GVWR of not more than 14, 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 calendar year.
Phaseout The credit begins to phase out for vehicles at the beginning of the second calendar quarter after the manufacturer has soldeligible plug-in electric vehicles i.History of plug-in hybrids Ford delivered in the first flexible-fuel plug-in hybrid SUV to the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE), Adding Fisker Karmas sold during , the group of plug-in hybrid cars leads the Dutch market with 2, units sold during the first nine months of Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electricity can be used to power plug-in electric vehicles, which are increasingly available.
Hybrids use electricity to boost efficiency. Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Search — Find a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle.
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This is a very well written and comprehensive treatise regarding the technological evolution and behind the scenes stories of electric cars, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids, reflecting the state-of-the-art as of circa (a lot has happened since).
Tips for Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, and Electric Vehicles; Fuel Economy in Cold Weather; Hybrids, Diesels, and Alternative Fuel Cars. Search by Vehicle Type. Alternative Fuels.
Green Power: Make Your Plug-in Vehicle Even Greener. Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC). Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Since , when the emissions-reducing CVCC engine was introduced in the Honda Civic, Honda’s engineers have worked tirelessly to maximize fuel efficiency in all of their cars.