Tax credits for vehicles weighing less than 14,000 pounds GVWR are available for up to $7,500.

Tax credits for vehicles weighing less than 14,000 pounds GVWR are available for up to $7,500.

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GreenPower Motor Company Inc. announced the company is now a qualified manufacturer for the commercial clean vehicle credit under the Inflation Reduction Act.

GreenPower’s all-electric commercial vehicle models weighing more than 14,000 pounds GVWR are eligible for up to $40,000 in tax credits, according to the company's news release. Tax credits for vehicles weighing less than 14,000 pounds GVWR are available for up to $7,500.

On Jan. 1, 2023, the commercial clean vehicle credit became available to businesses and tax-exempt organizations for the purchase of new electric vehicles to incentivize the adoption of EVs and support domestic production.

Currently, there is no limit on the number of tax credits a business can claim.

“As businesses continue to explore and invest in electrifying their fleets, they need help with costs to accelerate adoption,” said Brendan Riley, president of GreenPower. “By being a qualified U.S. manufacturer, we can proudly provide better, cleaner, and safer transportation alternatives to businesses looking to deploy purpose-built, all-electric vehicles including trucks and cargo vans. With the tax credit, owning an all-electric commercial vehicle will be more affordable in the long run than ICE units, in many cases.”

GreenPower vehicles available for the credit include:

  • EV Star: A multi-purpose, zero-emission, passenger transportation vehicle with a range of up to 150 miles and dual charging capabilities. The EV Star is the only Altoona-tested vehicle in its class with the highest score of 92.2 and can be used for paratransit, employee shuttles, microtransit, and vanpool service.
  • EV Star Cab and Chassis: The EV Star remains GreenPower’s flagship vehicle designed to take on any mid-and-last mile delivery while maintaining the benefits of being a zero-emissions vehicle. Classified as a heavy-duty class four mini-bus, the EV Star has a carrying capacity of 6,000 pounds and offers a 118-kWh battery capacity, capable of up to 150 miles of range on a single charge.
  • EV Star Cargo and Cargo Plus: GreenPower’s EV Star Cargo lineup exceeds delivery needs with a carrying capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, a cargo volume of up to 836 cubic feet, and a driving range of 150 miles. The class four vehicle is made to carry deliveries and can take on the most challenging routes.
  • Type D BEAST: GreenPower’s all-electric, zero-noise pollution school bus features a Monocoque chassis and has been designed from the ground up to be battery electric. The BEAST’s standardized features include air-ride suspension, ABS disk brakes, and pass-through storage with a seating capacity of up to 90 passengers.
  • Type A Nano BEAST: Purpose-built on GreenPower’s flagship EV Star platform with proven efficiency and reliability, the Nano BEAST’s clean sheet design approach facilitates battery pack placement and weight distribution, allowing the vehicle to accommodate a larger energy supply, delivering a longer range.
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