Washington D.C. and Federal Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles

Washington D.C. and Federal Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles

Save Money When You Buy an Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles are amazing not just because you’ll stop spending money on gas or because they help contribute to a healthy environment. If those two things weren’t enough, the government essentially gives you money to buy one! There are a couple tax exemptions and credits in Washington D.C., and we’ll explain them below. When you’re ready to come try one out, make the trip east of the Potomac River to visit your friends at Pohanka. If you’re not quite ready to drive out here but you still have some questions, let us know via the contact form below.

 

State Tax Credits

Buying not just electric vehicles, but any vehicle that has a fuel rating that meets or exceeds 40 MPG will allow you to exempt it from your taxes1. That’ll really come back to reward you when tax season rolls around! If you’re not exactly sure whether a vehicle is eligible for this exemption or not, visit the District of Columbia website or just talk to our experienced and knowledgeable staff. Businesses are also eligible for major tax credits if they construct alternative fuel infrastructure. For example, if you install a residential electric vehicle charging station, you’ll receive a tax credit of up to $1,0001. If this interests you or anyone you know, direct them to the Office of Tax and Revenue’s website.

 

Federal Tax Credits

If you purchase an electric vehicle, you're also eligible for Federal Tax Credits up to $7,500! To be more specific, you'll be eligible for a credit that ranges between $2,500 and $7,500, depending on the vehicle's size and battery capacity. This is a limited credit, which is why it's important that you consider closing a deal as quickly as possible. Once 200,000 electric vehicles have been sold, no one else will be eligible for this fantastic credit. To claim the credit, just complete IRS Form 8936, Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit.

 

Searching for an Electric Vehicle

We make it so easy to find an electric vehicle at Pohanka. Click on the Search New tab above, then click on the Electric and Hybrid Vehicles link. You’ll then find yourself on a search results page, and you can continue to refine your search by using the menus on the left side of the screen. Limit your selection by various criteria like body styles, makes, colors, and more. If you’re interested in one, use the Confirm Availability, Request Information, and Get ePrice buttons to proceed in the next step. Additionally, you can take care of much of the financing process just by clicking on the Get Pre-Approved and Value Your Trade buttons to the right of a vehicle’s picture. In a few minutes, you’ll have a car loan waiting for you when you come stop by for a test drive. We'll go over the credits in person if you're confused, so don't hesitate to ask our staff any questions.

Ready to try some electric vehicles? If you have more questions about Washington D.C. and federal tax credits for electric vehicles, come to Pohanka and talk to our staff. Come by during our extended hours!

 

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Testimonials

Christina Powell
Christina Powell
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7-8-2020
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Juan A. took great care of me. This car purchase experience was honestly the best car buying experience I’ve had. There were no tricks, no pressure, we agreed on a price and did the paperwork. Mike C., the dealership's business manager, was terrific. He didn’t pressure me into buying additional warranties or add-ons. I am recommending these gentlemen to everyone I know, thanks, guys!

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Mark Budzyn
GOOGLE
7-8-2020
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GOOGLE
7-8-2020
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7-5-2020
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GOOGLE
7-4-2020
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Stephen Chock
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
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GOOGLE
7-4-2020
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Paul Rose
Paul Rose
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
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Art who helped me.in service with a battery replacement that fell underwarranty was excellent with communicating the problem, when i should expect my truck back and also was able to secure me a late night loaner near the time they were closing ans loaners were on short supply. Thanks Art. Top Notch!!!

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GOOGLE
7-2-2020
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Our annual safety and emissions inspections were quick and extremely inexpensive. I don't take my vehicles anywhere else!

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Gary Kline
GOOGLE
7-2-2020
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7-2-2020
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LAWRENCE BROWN
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
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E Johnson
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
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Jayme Lundy
Jayme Lundy
GOOGLE
7-1-2020
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Highly recommend Pohanka Chevrolet and Anuj! We had a great experience, which everyone knows is not usually what’s expected when you go to purchase a vehicle. Anuj was immediately responsive and in contact with us and met us when we pulled in (mask on and all give Covid). He had the car we were interested in ready to go and was great at going over all the features before our test drive. He entertained our indecisiveness regarding color and even brought out another car for us to see the interior. When it came time to start the paperwork it was the smoothest transaction we have ever made! And we’ve bought plenty of vehicles in our lifetimes. Anuj made sure to get us every discount we could qualify for and Chevy was offering a great incentive. We agreed upon the price on the first go- shocking I know! The entire process was great, go see Anuj!

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GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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Bob Meyer
Bob Meyer
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
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Had a flat tire on my new Equinox. Called the service department at 7:00 pm. They made sure they had the matching tire available and invited me in that night! Sam was my service rep and she was simply fantastic!

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james A Wiggins
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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Jesse Klink
Jesse Klink
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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The staff at Pohanka was amazing! They were extremely helpful and made the purchase of the vehicle I wanted really easy. Next time I need a vehicle I will be going back there. Thanks Juan and keep up the great work!

Gerardo Cruz
Gerardo Cruz
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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GOOGLE
6-29-2020
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GOOGLE
6-27-2020
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6-26-2020
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6-26-2020
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6-25-2020
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6-25-2020
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Jean Lindquist
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
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Adam waited on me and was friendly, followed Coronavirus safety precautions with a mask, and kept me informed. Work was done in a timely fashion.

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6-24-2020
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Rob Miller
GOOGLE
6-24-2020
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GOOGLE
6-24-2020
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6-24-2020
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6-23-2020
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6-23-2020
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6-22-2020
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6-22-2020
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6-22-2020
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6-22-2020
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6-22-2020
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I found a used Highlander online at Pohanka Chevrolet that appeared too good to be true and decided to make the 3 drive to see it. Elijah was our honest and knowledgeable salesman that facilitated the whole process. Financing was simple and straight forward thanks to Hunter. I would recommend this dealership for every aspect of the car buying experience. I got a beautiful vehicle for a more than fair price. Well worth the drive!

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6-22-2020
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6-21-2020
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6-20-2020
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T Lugar
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
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Bryan E
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6-19-2020
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6-19-2020
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6-19-2020
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Amy Nestor
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
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George Breeden
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
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6-18-2020
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Make sure to check with a tax or financial advisor to confirm your eligibility for these benefits and learn more about available rebates in your state.

The information on this page should not be viewed as an official or legally binding document. Other requirements or exceptions may apply. For more detailed information, please consult an IRS tax representative and/or official IRS publications.

1https://www.energy.gov/eere/electricvehicles/electric-vehicles-tax-credits-and-other-incentives