The Motor Vehicle Tentative Credit can be found on the manufacturer's certification letter to the IRS. If the car is foreign, the domestic distributor's certification can be used. The manufacturer or domestic distributor can provide the purchaser with a copy of the letter acknowledging the certification for the vehicle.
The Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit has expired. If you have a vehicle purchased in 2017 but not put into service until 2018, you may still be able to claim the credit. Only Partnerships and S Corporations may use Form 8910 in 2019 to claim a credit if their fiscal year partnership tax year began in 2018 and ended in 2019. Refer to the 8910 Instructions for more information.