EPA’s List of EVs Eligible for the Full $7500 Tax Credit And How You Can Protect Your New EV

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The EPA has recently announced changes to all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles that are eligible for the full $7,500 tax credit. All-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles purchased new in 2023 or after may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500.

The availability of the credit will depend on several factors, including the vehicle’s MSRP, its final assembly location, battery component and/or critical minerals sourcing, and your modified adjusted gross income (AGI).

Pre-owned vehicles purchased in 2023 or after are eligible for a tax credit of up to $4,000. State and/or local tax incentives may also apply.

Here is a List of All EVs That Qualify for the $7,500 Tax Credit:

  • Cadillac Lyriq
  • Chevy Blazer EV
  • Chevy Bolt 
  • Chevy Bolt EUV
  • Chevy Equinox EV
  • Chevy Silverado EV
  • Ford F-150 Lightning 
  • Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance
  • Tesla Model Y
  • VW ID.4

Best Protection Option: Paint Protection Film

Paint protection film, also known as PPF or clear bra, is a flexible but durable polyurethane film that is applied to the painted surfaces of the vehicle. 

We use the Xpel Ultimate Plus line of ppf, which has a 10-year warranty against cracking, peeling, fading, and yellowing in addition to the long warranty, the ppf also has self-healing properties to remove swirl marks from the film’s surface.

Clear bra protects your vehicle from rock chips and other impact-related damage that can occur with everyday driving. Making it the ultimate way of protecting your paint.

If you’re a commuter doing a lot of driving, live in an area where a lot of construction is going on or there is a lot of debris in the roads, you care about not getting rock chips, your vehicle maintaining its look and finish matters, or you want to keep the paint in good condition for when you plan to sell it, then paint protection film is the right option.

There are generally two finish options when it comes to clear bra, satin or gloss. The gloss clear bra will not affect the look of your vehicle. Satin clear bra will turn the color of the vehicle to a satin, or semi-gloss, finish. So if your vehicle is a gloss pearl white, then wrapping it in a satin clear bra will make it satin pearl white.

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Second Best Protection Option: Ceramic Coating

The ceramic coating utilizes nanotechnology to provide a completely invisible layer of protection.

Nanoparticles, when applied to the surface, seal all the pores in the clear coat making the surface stronger, hydrophobic, and UV resistant. All while making the surface more resistant to swirl marks, etching, and water spots.

The nano-coating forms a semi-permanent bond with the surface of your vehicle’s paint, resulting in a “sacrificial” layer over the factory paint. So if the car does need some kind of paint correction you would be working on the ceramic coating and not your vehicle’s clear coat.

Ceramic coating provides protection from contaminants as well as providing a deeply shiny, and glossy finish to your vehicle by bonding to the clear. These products are called permanent because they can be removed only through polishing or lack of maintenance.

Learn more about the Benefits of Ceramic Coat here!

Keep Your Interior Cooler and Protected From UV Damage: Window Tinting

Ceramic window tint can offer more benefits than just darkening your windows. It also offers UV rejection, up to 62% depending on the shade(s) chosen.
Our standard window tint also offers heat rejection but not as effectively as ceramic window tint does.
By rejecting UV rays the tint protects your vehicle’s interior surfaces from fading or cracking due to UV damage over time. It also helps prevent the inside of the vehicle from getting extremely hot and drying out, or “baking”, interior surfaces that can cause them to crack, blister, or fade. Or cause permanent damage to interior electronic components due to high temperatures.
Learn More about WHICH TINT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? in our other blog post!

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