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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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • The state offers an income tax credit worth 50 percent of the cost premium of an electric car, plug-in hybrid, or converting a vehicle.



  • 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.


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


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