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Tesla Won't Say If It Passed The Federal $7,500 EV Tax Credit Threshold—But It's Damn Near Close

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Tesla Won't Say If It Passed The Federal $7,500 EV Tax Credit Threshold—But It's Damn Near Close

Tesla put up big numbers in the second quarter of 2018, having delivered a total of 40,740 vehicles to Model S, X, and 3 customers. But the increase to production drew Tesla ever closer to the ceiling for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit that customers can take advantage of. Tesla won’t say if it reached that threshold—200,000 vehicle deliveries total in the U.S.—but it’s close. Speculation has mounted for weeks about whether or not Tesla would eclipse 200,000 deliveries at the tail end of Q2, which would kick off the federally-mandated process to wind down the $7,500 credit. Six months later, it rolls back to $3,750; then six months after that, it’s halved to $1,875, before going away