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Incentives and Rebates

There are incentives and rebates at the state, local, and federal level for the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle.  Please visit the Alternative Fuel Data Center for federal and state incentives that you may qualify for.

 

Federal Incentives
 

New Electric Plug-in Car Purchase

 

State Incentives


Arizona

  • Reduced license fees are available for electric cars
  • A tax credit of up to $75 is available to individuals for the installation of EV charging outlets in a house constructed by a taxpayer
  • Carpool lane access is available for pure electric cars

California

  • The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for the purchase or lease of qualified vehicles.
  • $2,500 for light-duty zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved or certified.
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's (LADWP) Residential Time-of-Use Rate, which provides a significant discount for charging your electric vehicle during "off-peak" hours.
  • Sacramento offers free parking to individuals or small businesses certified by the city's Office of Small Business Development that own or lease EVs with an EV parking pass in designated downtown parking garages and surface lots. Free EV charging is also provided in several parking garages.
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (Air District) PEV Rebate Program provides  $2,500 per light-duty zero-emission vehicles. http://www.baaqmd.gov/Divisions/Strategic-Incentives/On-Road-Vehicles/
  • HOV access stickers
  • Green Clean Air Vehicle decals
  • Utilities offer discounted rates for residential vehicle charging during off-peak hours.
  • San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (APCD) provides incentives for the purchase of low-emission passenger vehicles. The program offers between $1,000 and $3,000 per vehicle and varies according to the emission certification level and size of the vehicle.

Colorado

  • Charge Ahead Colorado offers funding for up to 80% of the cost for EVSE, up to $3,260 for a level 2 station with a single port and $6,260 for a multi-port, and $13,000 for a level 3 station with a single port and $16,000 for a multi-port.
  • Tax credits for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The credits are capped at $6,000.
  • Retail electricity customers with one or more grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) will be credited in kilowatt-hours for energy discharged to the grid from the EV's battery at the same rate that the customer pays to charge the battery.

Florida

  • The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers a rebate of $200 per station for businesses to install workplace EVSE. Local governments may also offer funding to property owners within their jurisdiction to help with EVSE financing. Gulf Power offers $750 with the purchase of an EV to install an EVSE. The program is available to the first 1,000 participants and expires December 31, 2018 
  • Electric cars are granted access to carpool lanes.
  • JEA is offering a rebate of up to $1,000 for purchased or leased plug-in vehicle.

Georgia

  • Income tax credits for up to 20 percent of the cost of an electric car—maximum of $5,000.
  • Georgia Power offers incentives to residential customers of $250 (and up to $500 for businesses) for installing certain types of EV chargers.

Hawaii

  • Qualified plug-in electric vehicles affixed with special state-issued license plates may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of passengers and are exempt from parking fees charged by any non-federal governmental authority.

Illinois

  • Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides a rebate for 80 percent of the incremental cost of purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle, such as an electric car, up to $4,000.  http://www.illinoisgreenfleets.org

Louisiana

  • Taxpayers are eligible for a 36% tax credit for converting a vehicle to an alternative fuel vehicle, including electric. PHEVs are eligible for a tax credit of 7.5% of the cost of the vehicle, up to $1,500. To qualify, the PHEVs must be registered in Louisiana. The tax credit is undergoing review on March 1, 2017.

Maryland


Massachusetts

  • Rebates of up to $2,500 are available to Massachusetts residents who purchase or lease a qualified vehicle. 
  • Visit the MOR-EV program website for a complete list of eligible vehicles and to begin the application process.

New Jersey

  • Zero-emissions vehicles sold, rented, or leased in New Jersey are exempt from state sales and use tax. Visit New Jersey Department of the Treasury website.
  • Electric cars qualify for access to the carpool lane.

Oklahoma

  • Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit: For tax years beginning before Jan. 1, 2020, a tax credit is available for up to 75 percent of the cost of installing commercial alternative fueling infrastructure. Eligible alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, and electricity. The infrastructure must be new and must not have been previously installed or used to fuel alternative fuel vehicles. A tax credit is also available for up to 50 percent of the cost of installing a residential compressed natural gas fueling system, up to $2,500. The tax credit may be carried forward for up to five years.

Pennsylvania

  • A $2,000 rebate is available for EVs and PHEVs with battery capacity equal/greater than 10 kWh

Texas

  • Austin Energy offers PEV owners a rebate of 50% of the cost to purchase and install a Level 2 charging station, up to $1,500. Multi-family properties are also eligible for a rebate of up to 50% of the cost to install an approved Level 2 charging station. Cleanview Energy offers a $75 rebate towards a new ChargePoint residential EV charger with enrollment in ClearCharge Energy Plan.
  • Texas Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program, which provides grants for 50 percent of eligible costs, up to $600,000, to construct, reconstruct, or acquire a facility to store, compress, or dispense alternative fuels, including electricity, in Texas air quality nonattainment areas.

  • Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Requirements: State agency fleets with more than 15 vehicles, excluding emergency and law enforcement vehicles, may not purchase or lease a motor vehicle unless the vehicle uses compressed or liquefied natural gas, propane, ethanol or fuel blends of at least 85 percent ethanol (E85), methanol or fuel blends of at least 85 percent methanol (M85), biodiesel or fuel blends of at least 20 percent biodiesel (B20), or electricity (including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). Covered state agency fleets must consist of at least 50 percent of vehicles that are able to operate on alternative fuels and use these fuels at least 80 percent of the time the vehicles are driven.


Utah

  • The state provides an income tax credit up to $750 for a plug-in vehicle.

Virginia 

  • Dominion offers an EV Only Pricing plan with access to reduced off-peak rates during a special 8-hour window between 10 pm and 6 am. Dominion also offers an EV + Home Pricing Plan that allows customers to take advantage of off-peak prices for their home and EV. Enrollment closed September 1, 2016.