It’s a tax credit and you need to have a tax liability in the year you purchased the vehicle. It’s not cash refund that you get back in the following year.The only issue I have with everyone's math is the inclusion of the Tax credit in it's full amount. Due to the financing options and no lease, you cannot factor the Tax credit into the cost.
Assuming you receive the car after Jan 1 2021 - You won't even see this credit until year 2 and change, assuming you receive the entirety of the credit. Without a "true" lease, the $7,500 becomes a mute point as to my knowledge, it cannot be applied since no one can predict how much of it the buyer will receive.
So you're numbers should look like this:
Premium AWD LR (space white) MSRP - $54,700 (found out by trying to place new order)
Federal Tax Credit - N/A year 1
NJ EV rebate - ($5,000)
NJ Sales Tax exemption @ 6.625% - ($3,625)
Total savings - ($8,625)
Effective MSRP compared to combustion engine - $46,075
Year 2 savings of up to $7,500.
Am I wrong on this? This feels more like a solar loan where you don't feel the credit until the next years taxes, but the 7500 is not guaranteed in it's full amount. Unlike the Solar where the % is guaranteed and can be applied to the loan to keep payments down.
Yes there are several ways that you could potentially obtain the full tax credit. However, You will need to speak with a tax professional on the best method for you given your current tax situation.
I just ordered MME last night I read about 50,000 production limit. If Ford converted a lot of the MME reservations to orders and they achieved the production limit Its unheard of reducing their pricing.
Auto industry is having a U shape recovery due to CoVID. I suspect that a lot of reservations have not been converted it’s a $50k+ car. OR a lot of people canceled their exciting orders.
Bottom line, Ford is concerned about their stock price and returning value to their investors. They will paint a rosy picture with figures. Typically, you would want to listen to Fords quarterly investor call to get details from the c-level execs. However, a car yet to sell will be fluffed up on investor calls . The order deposits go to the dealer you selected not Ford so it won’t show up on Ford financials. Also, pricing is not finalized until the car is delivered. Based on limit demos there will be some order back outs and on the lot. So people who have ordered and are still waiting for they’re car to hit the production line will get a call from the dealer asking if you want that vehicle instead. Most car dealership have floor plan with manufacture and don’t technically own the New vehicles. Car dealership don’t making money on new vehicles. They make money on selling used cars and maintenance. Sometime used cars can be marked up 8k over trade-in. So any last minute MME back outs at the dealership (there will be) won’t probably have a potential adjusted mark up. Entice the people waiting for their car to be manufactured to buy now instead of waiting. Any new vehicle on lot goes against their floor plan set up with Ford. Unless Ford for some reason has the dealer send the vehicle back if not delivered. Typically, with leases Expire the vehicle goes directly back to the manufacture and the manufacture will sell at auction unless dealer purchases the vehicle at the capitalized cost.