Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit - Form 8910
The Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit was enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. It offers a tax credit for qualified hybrid, fuel cell, alternative fuel motor, and advanced lean-burn technology vehicles purchased prior to January 1, 2011.
The amount of the tax credit varies depending on the fuel economy of the car, its weight, and the date of purchase, ranging from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.
Please see the instructions for Form 8910 on the IRS website to confirm that your vehicle is on the lists of qualifying vehicles. Credit amounts depending on the make and model of the car and the date of purchase.
Elements of the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit including the Qualified Hybrid Motor Vehicle Credit, the Qualified Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit, and the Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Vehicle Credit expired on December 31, 2010.
Note also that the full Qualified Hybrid Motor Vehicle Credit phases out over five quarters after a manufacturer sells its 60,000th qualifying car.