Martha’s Vineyard Designated As ‘Low-Income’ To Receive EV Chargers

The Biden administration recently designated Martha’s Vineyard, home to former President Barack Obama and prominent leftists, as a “low-income” community, making the area eligible to receive federal tax credits for electric vehicle (EV) charger installations, according to the Daily Caller.

To try and expand its climate agenda, the Biden administration extended a subsidy program initially established to provide low-income neighborhoods with access to EV chargers.

In January 2024, the White House announced the program, vowing “up to 30% off the cost of the charger to individuals and businesses in low-income communities and non-urban areas.”

“The Department of Treasury and the Department of Energy are releasing intended definitions for eligible caucus tracts that will confirm that the Inflation Reduction Act’s 30C EV charging tax credit is available to approximately two-thirds of Americans,” the White House said in a statement.

“This tax credit provides up to 30% off the cost of the charger to individuals and businesses in low-income communities and non-urban areas, making it more affordable to install EV charging infrastructure and increasing access to EV charging in underserved communities,” the statement continued.

The Biden administration’s move has benefited wealthy communities across America, such as Martha’s Vineyard, shown as one of the communities eligible to receive the EV subsidy in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) eligibility map.

Interestingly, the DOE’s classification of Martha’s Vineyard as “low-income” comes as part of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code allowing communities across the country to be referred to as low-income if median family income goes below 80% compared to the surrounding metropolitan areas, according to the Gateway Pundit.

Such a classification has prompted criticism and debate considering that Martha’s Vineyard is a popular destination for high-ranking Democrats, including Obama, who owns a $12 million estate on the island.

The Daily Caller reported that the Vineyard Haven area of Martha’s Vineyard, frequented by wealthy individuals in New England, is also designated as a “low-income” community under the DOE’s map. Such a classification comes despite many homes in the area valued at more than $1 million, with multiple properties worth about $2 million and $5 million.