Tesla Pushing Nov 30 Deadline For Model 3s Eligible For Full Tax Credit

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Earlier this July, Tesla hit the 200,000-vehicle cap, which means the end of the year marks the beginning of when the federal tax credit for electric vehicles gets cut in half. Under the rules, customers will have to take delivery of their new Tesla by December 31 to get the full tax credit. While there was a lot of speculation on whether the electric automaker would be able to deliver Model 3s before the date, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that vehicles ordered before the end of this month will be delivered on time for the credit.

In a tweet by Musk today, the CEO stated that Tesla had acquired extra trucks to be able to hit the deadline. A separate tweet by Musk indicated that Tesla had purchased “some” trucking companies and secured contracts that will allow the automaker to avoid a trucking shortage. In an additional tweet, Musk claimed that using trucks for single deliveries was a better alternative to trains for buyers on the East Coast.

That means individuals interested in getting a Tesla with the full tax credit better act fast, as there are only 14 days left in the month to take delivery of their EV. The new timeline means buyers will be able to get a Model 3 with the mid-range battery that has a range of 260 miles and rear-wheel drive for $39,700 after the full federal tax credit.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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