If a hybrid or diesel vehicle is on your list, you’re almost out of time to qualify for a federal tax credit. If you buy select hybrid, diesel or natural gas vehicles before Dec. 31, 2010, you could receive a tax credit anywhere from $900 to $4,000 when you file your taxes in 2011.
These tax credits stem from the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Kicking Tires reports, and are different from the new tax credits for the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.
The tax credits stopped being offered after an automaker sold 60,000 qualifying vehicles, so many mainstream hybrids from Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen, for example, have already been phased out.
Kicking Tires has compiled a list of current vehicles available for the federal tax credits. There are also individual tax incentives which vary by state.
- 2010-2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6: $1,550
- 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid Li: $900
- 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 750i: $900
- 2011 BMW 335d: $900
- 2011 BMW X5 xDrive 35d: $1,800
- 2010-2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid: $2,200
- 2010 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: $1,550
- 2010-2011 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid: $2,200
- 2010-2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid: $2,200
- 2010-2011 GMC Sierra Hybrid: $2,200
- 2010-2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: $2,200
- 2010-2011 Honda Civic GX: $4,000
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec: $1,550
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec: $1,800
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec: $900
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTec: $1,550
- 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid: $1,150
- 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid: $2,200
- 2010-2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid: $2,350