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Pennsylvania EV Rebate price cap

ammulder

'98 GS400 -> P3D+
Apr 11, 2019
941
3,037
Philly area
When I look at the PA EV rebate program, it says it applies to cars with a purchase price (including options but not taxes or trade-ins) of $60,000 or less. However the Telsa build-a-model-3 page shows a PA rebate if you configure a Performance with paint or any other upgrades that push it over $60,000. Does anyone know for sure whether the $60,000 cap is real?
 

dsvick

Closed
Jun 10, 2016
2,198
2,214
NE Ohio
If the state rebate information page says it is real then I'd go with that rather than the Tesla page. Most of Tesla's listed incentives do not figure in any caveats or qualifications and are up there just to give you an idea.
 

Moze1021

Member
Feb 28, 2019
168
94
Philadelphia
Yeah definitely trust the PA website over the Tesla website...

My question is: does tax count towards the limit or not? I couldn't find that when I looked yesterday.
 

ammulder

'98 GS400 -> P3D+
Apr 11, 2019
941
3,037
Philly area
Tax doesn't count. From the PDF:

Final Purchase Price – the price a buyer pays the dealer for a new alternative fuel vehicle including all option packages, not including trade-in value. This price does not include taxes or other fees such as destination charge.​
 

Moze1021

Member
Feb 28, 2019
168
94
Philadelphia
Tax doesn't count. From the PDF:

Final Purchase Price – the price a buyer pays the dealer for a new alternative fuel vehicle including all option packages, not including trade-in value. This price does not include taxes or other fees such as destination charge.​

Yikes... I must not have tried very hard... thanks!
 

YodaMan79

Member
Jan 29, 2016
51
18
Philadelphia
So if I was to get an inventory car with the 2 option discount, technically I would fall a couple of dollars below the $50,000 number after discount, but the base price would be higher at $52,4xx. It should be what I technically pay that would qualify me, not listed price right?

Thanks in advance for any information.
 

mreynolds767

Member
Jul 11, 2019
728
392
Boston
I was told for MA that anything given as a free discount is listed at full price on the sticker so counts towards the total even if you get it credited off what you pay
destination for MA also counts toward the total
 

AdamVIP

Member
Mar 4, 2019
526
301
California
Tesla has disclaimers on the site about rebates being estimates and such. Follow what the rebate program says. That said for a model 3 you can get fully loaded without FSD for under 60k and then add FSD after purchase if you really want it.
 

sgalla04

Member
Mar 24, 2021
45
15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The PA state rebate as of April 2021 is now $750 with a final price cap of $50,000.

One thing to note is that the $750 rebate is counted as income and you then pay taxes on it come tax time next year. This was the case when I qualified for $1,000 back in 2018 for my PHEV. It really only ends up being 75% of it after federal/state/local taxes are paid against it. Still better than nothing though.

And in the Philadelphia metro you can get a $50 rebate from PECO electric too. It was very easy to apply for it.
 

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