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Here's the Last Day to Buy a Tesla and Get the Full EV Tax Credit

Bret Kenwell

Tesla says the last day customers can order a new Model S, X or 3 and still be guaranteed the full federal tax credit for electric vehicles (EVs) is Oct. 15. Here's how it works: Once an automaker hits 200,000 EV deliveries in the U.S. - Tesla is the first to do so - then the phase out begins. In Tesla's case, it hit the 200,000 mark this summer.