Available Tax Incentives For Electric Vehicles

Please Note:
A federal tax credit of 10% of the cost of the vehicle up to a maximum of $2500 is available for U.S. purchasers of qualifying Electric Motorcycles including the Brammo Enertia, Enertia Plus, Empulse and Empulse R prior during 2012 and 2013, As with all tax matters, this information does not constitute tax advice, please consult your tax advisor, attorney, or accountant for specific details.


Electric Motorcycle Purchase Incentives

Brammo motorcycles may be eligible for state sales tax deduction and/or state incentives for powered two wheeled electric vehicles.


The tax information on this web site 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.

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About The Federal Tax Incentives

US Federal Tax Credits 2014

A federal tax credit was available for Brammo motorcycles purchased in 2012 and 2013. This tax credit expired on December 31, 2013. Brammo continues to lobby for an extension to the Federal electric motorcycle tax credit.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2010 (H.R.1) two new tax incentives were included for electric motorcycles:

First: is a tax credit in Section 1142 (H.R.1, pp. 214-217) which changes IRS Code Section 30 to allow for 2 wheeled electric vehicles to be included as a qualified plug-in electric vehicle in the overall plug-in vehicle tax credit.

These vehicles which need to be able to drive on public roads, streets, and highways, are eligible for a 10% Federal Tax Credit up to a maximum of $2,500. This is a Federal tax credit, which reduces your tax liability by the amount of the credit; eg: if you owe $5,000 to the IRS and purchase an $8,000 electric motorcycle package, you would receive an $800 credit and now owe $4,200. If you are owed a refund by the IRS, your refund is increased by the amount of the tax credit

Second: is a tax deduction for state sales taxes paid on motorcycles under Section 1008 (H.R.1, pp. 203-204).

This provides all taxpayers with a deduction for State and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase of new cars, light truck, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles. This deduction is subject to a phase-out for taxpayers with adjusted gross income in excess of $125,000 ($250,000 in the case of a joint return). In this case, since it is a Federal tax deduction, the amount comes off your adjusted gross income and reduces the amount of taxes paid based on your income tax bracket

As with all tax matters, this information does not constitute tax advice, please consult your tax advisor, attorney, or accountant for specific details on how to claim these tax benefits.

You can find more information here.

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Sales-Tax-Deduction-Calculator

State Specific Tax Incentives

Click Here For An Interactive State By State Map Of Incentives


California Tax Incentives

The California Center for Sustainable Energy is offering a limited number of grants for zero-emission bikes, including the Brammo Enertia, Enertia Plus, Empulse and Empulse R. California residents can apply here for a $900 Clean Vehicle Rebate Project grant to apply toward their new Brammo motorcycle .

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is funded by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) and administered statewide by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). A total of $45.2 million has been appropriated for FY 2009-2013 to promote the production and use of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), including electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles.

Click here to learn more about the project, vehicle eligibility, and applicant requirements.