Tax Credits for Clean-Air Heavy Vehicles

Staff | September 28, 2010

The IRS has posted on its website a list of vehicles that qualify for tax credits as either qualified alternative-fuel motor vehicles — powered by such fuels as natural gas or hydrogen; or qualified heavy hybrid vehicles — vehicles that weigh more than 8,500 pounds and are powered by both consumable fuel and rechargeable energy storage systems. Buyers of some alternate-fueled heavy vehicles can claim a tax credit of up to $32,000, while buyers of some heavy hybrid vehicles can claim a credit of up to $12,000. The tax code also provides credits for qualified hybrid passenger automobiles and light trucks. The current list of qualified alternative-fuel motor vehicles and qualified heavy hybrid vehicles is viewable by typing "QAFMV" into the search box in the upper right corner of the IRS website home page at