Tesla Model 3 Federal Tax Credit Still Available?

Tesla Model 3

Tesla reportedly sent out notes to customers at the end of October letting them know that they could still potentially get the full Federal EV Tax Credit of $7,500 on the Model 3 Mid-Range variant if they order soon (in order to hit a delivery window by December 31st of this year). After December 31st, the Federal Tax credit will be cut in half to $3,750 and decreases quarter-by-quarter until the end of 2019.

The delivery estimate for the Mid-Range Model 3 stated within the letter are as follows:

  • Under four weeks if picked up at Fremont factory
  • Four weeks for the West Coast delivery
  • Six weeks for Central delivery
  • Eight weeks for East Coast delivery

NOTE: Be sure to check the Tesla website for the latest estimates.  Luckily you have three days to cancel after ordering if you change your mind.  Plus, if you use a referral code, you’ll also get six months Free Supercharging as an added bonus (something not previously available to Model 3 customers).

Excerpts from the letter Tesla reportedly sent to customers:

“Hi —-,

We recently introduced a more affordable Model 3 Mid Range Battery option for $34,200 after federal tax credit and gas savings.* As a reminder, the full Federal Tax Credit of $7,500 ends after December 31, 2018.

Current delivery timelines are 4 weeks for the west coast, 6 weeks for central and 8 weeks for the east coast. For delivery under 4 weeks, you can pick up your car directly from our Fremont factory. “

They do note that taxes and fees are not included:

“*Taxes and fees not included. Price includes savings of a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit and estimated gas savings of $4,300 over 6 years. Depending on where you live, you can save even more with local incentives.

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Act Soon

With a relatively low price with the Federal Tax credit plus six months Free Supercharging via referral code, now is a great time to pick up a new Model 3, but act soon (and pick up at Fremont for the best shot! :).  Remember you can always cancel within three days of the order.