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Yes it sounds reasonable. Since it's up to $1000 credit, you may also consider just buying an EVSE as well..
That's why I just went ahead and got one. I was gonna wait to see if I even wanted to bother buying one, or just use the included one. But 30% off a $400 Grizzl-E makes it just $280. Too good to pass up. So I just got it (and the wiring install) this year. For a few hundred more the electrician added a whole-home surge protector too, and I'll just claim the whole bill ($1266) for the credit, along with the $400 Grizzl-E.





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As others have said, I expect that's a Yes. If audited or rejected, we could just say "I planned to get the EVSE this year too, that comes included with the car, but the car was delayed into 2021, so all I could set up in 2020 was the wiring". Which is true.

But as with all things taxes, it's up to interpretation, and the reasonableness of the IRS person you're dealing with. Anything in fuzzy territory like this is not 100% sure and consistent either way. But OTOH, the odds of the IRS even kicking it out for review in the first place are probably like 1%, I would guess. And even if it were kicked out for review, I'd be quite surprised if it weren't accepted as a valid claim.
If the same "in service" rules apply as the vehicle, your charging station is still in service even if you aren't using it for your new car yet.
 

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This is very similar content to another thread which I replied to over there...

https://www.macheforum.com/site/thr...aration-and-installing-charger.610/post-56334

If you want to 'future-proof' your installation, you can oversize your wire and conduit to accommodate 60 A, but if you're going to connect the wiring to a NEMA 14-50 outlet, you MUST use a 50 A breaker. A circuit breaker is a protection device that is there to protect the wiring and outlet. I agree that the Mobile Charger will only pull 32 A, but the breaker isn't there for 'normal' operations. It's a safety device that protects your house from a failure condition. It's not worth saving the $15 on a circuit breaker to have your house burn down and not have insurance cover it because you installed a breaker not up to code.

Long story short, if you want, install cable and conduit rated for 60 A to a NEMA 14-50 outlet with a 50 A breaker (should also be GFCI). Then in the future, when you want to hardwire a charger, then replace the outlet with the charger and the 50 A GFCI breaker with a 60 A regular (non-GFCI) breaker.
 
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This is very similar content to another thread which I replied to over there...

https://www.macheforum.com/site/thr...aration-and-installing-charger.610/post-56334

If you want to 'future-proof' your installation, you can oversize your wire and conduit to accommodate 60 A, but if you're going to connect the wiring to a NEMA 14-50 outlet, you MUST use a 50 A breaker. A circuit breaker is a protection device that is there to protect the wiring and outlet. I agree that the Mobile Charger will only pull 32 A, but the breaker isn't there for 'normal' operations. It's a safety device that protects your house from a failure condition. It's not worth saving the $15 on a circuit breaker to have your house burn down and not have insurance cover it because you installed a breaker not up to code.

Long story short, if you want, install cable and conduit rated for 60 A to a NEMA 14-50 outlet with a 50 A breaker (should also be GFCI). Then in the future, when you want to hardwire a charger, then replace the outlet with the charger and the 50 A GFCI breaker with a 60 A regular (non-GFCI) breaker.
Yes that's what I'm saying. It would be dumb, anyway, to put a 60amp breaker in (GFCI, more expensive) to work with the mobile charger which requires GFCI, and replace it with a non-GFCI 60amp breaker when you install the connected charger. There's nothing wrong with oversizing your wiring a little to futureproof the line.
 

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Has anyone seen if Ford is selling an extra mounting bracket for the mobile charger separately? I can’t find it on Ford Parts and I’d like to put a second one in at my father-in-law’s to dock the charger when we visit. I already ordered a 14-50 to 6-50 adapter for his welding plug.
 

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