Rivian (RIVN) is not happy to be left out of new EV tax credit

by Fred Lambert

Rivian (RIVN) commented on the new EV federal tax that is expected to be adopted, and the American automaker said that it is not happy to be left out of the new incentive.

It looks like it might finally happen after roughly two years of work, though it’s still pending a vote.

The new $7,500 incentive comes with a lot of new requirements for vehicle eligibility – including new price limits – which look like they would price Rivian’s electric vehicles out of the incentive.

The price limits are “$80,000 for zero-emission vans, SUVs, and trucks,” as well as $55,000 for electric sedans.

Technically, Rivian’s starting prices are under $80,000, but the automaker doesn’t plan to deliver those cheaper versions for a few years.

On top of the price limit, the incentive is also only available to individuals reporting adjusted gross incomes of $150,000 or less, $300,000 for joint filers.

In an interview with Automotive News, Rivian vice president of public policy James Chen confirmed that the company believes that most its vehicles won’t qualify.