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Electric Vehicle Purchase and Lease Incentives, By State

There are many rebates and tax incentives for purchasing and/or leasing electric vehicles for personal or business use. These vary by area. Below are electric vehicle tax credits and rebates, by state. If you learn of any that are not on the list, please email details to suzanne@clippercreek.net and we will add them.
For EV Charging Station incentives (EVSE) please visit the EVSE rebates and tax credits by state page.

Federal Purchase Incentive
Battery or Plug-In Hybrid electric vehicles (BEVs or PHEVs) purchased in or after 2010 are eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit varies based on the battery used to power the vehicle, and will begin to phase out to 50% of the full credit amount once a manufacturer has reached 200,000 BEVs and PHEVs sold.

Alabama

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rates: Alabama Power offers an optional rate rider for customers with a Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). The rate rider allows customers to charge their electric vehicle at a discounted rate during off-peak hours. Alabama Power also offers a Business Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use (BEVT) rate for electricity purchased to charge PEVs used for fleet purposes. See Alabama Power Residential PEV Rates for more information.

Alaska

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Time of Use Rate: Alaska Electric Light and Power Company (AELP) offers an TOU rate to residential customers that own or lease plug-in electric vehicles. Click to view EV rates from Alaska Electric Light and Power Company.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate – Alaska Power and Telephone (AT&P): ATP is now offering a rebate of up to $1,000 through the Amp-Up program for residential customers who own a new or used EV, which also includes electric motorcycles. For more information, see the ATP Amp-Up website.

Arizona

STATE INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle Rebate – City of Flagstaff: The City of Flagstaff has a Sustainable Automotive Rebate Program that will rebate a portion of the local tax paid for purchases of fuel-efficient automotive vehicles. For more details and how to apply please visit ChooseFlagstaff.com.

Electric Vehicle Tax Credit: BEV and PHEV cars purchased in or after 2010 are eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit varies based on the battery used to power the vehicle (kWh), and will begin to phase out to 50% of the full credit amount once a manufacturer has reached 200,000 PHEVs and BEVs sold. For more information click to see Arizona’s DMV State Incentives.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Parking Incentive: An individual driving an eligible AFV may park without penalty in parking areas that are designated for carpool operators, provided the vehicle is using alternative fuel. For details visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption: Vehicles with an AFV or Energy Efficient license plate are permitted to use HOV lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified vehicles must display the required license plate, which are available from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Reduced Alternative Fuel Vehicle License Tax: Reduction in the annual vehicle license tax for an electric vehicle to a minimum of $5 per year. For more visit the ADOT website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Exemption: S.B. 1413, enacted in 2014, exempts certain alternative fuels such as natural gas, electricity and hydrogen from the state use tax.

Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption: H.B. 2226 and H.B. 2580 (2014) exempt qualified plug-in electric vehicles from an annual emissions inspection for the first five registration years.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Salt River Project (SRP): Residential customers can get a $1,000 rebate when they purchase or lease an electric vehicle. For more information, including how to apply, see the SRP Drive Electric website. SRP also offers commercial customers rebates for the purchase or lease of electric forklifts, electric truck refrigeration units (TRUs) charging infrastructure, truck charging bays, electric vehicle supply equipment, and custom electrification projects. Equipment must be installed between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. Applicants may receive up $50,000 in rebates through the Business Solutions Electric Technology Program. See SRP electrification rebates.

Tuscon Electric Power (TEP)TEP offers a discounted residential service time-of-use (TOU) rate during off-peak periods to customers who own and operate a PEV. The discount is a 5% reduction to applicable charges during the off-peak period. Eligible customers must provide documentation for a highway-approved PEV and submit a copy of the PEV’s registration annually. For more information, including the application, see the TEP TOU website.

California

STATE INCENTIVES

California has recently refreshed its Clean Vehicle Fuel Reward program. The California Air Resources Board and your electric utility want to make it easier to own an EV. That’s why they are providing the California Clean Fuel Reward to people who purchase or lease an eligible* new Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle at participating automotive retailers. This is on top of any applicable federal, state, and local incentives, rebates, and tax credits. Explore other electric vehicle incentives that may be available to you. *Please see program terms and conditions for complete eligibility requirements. For details please visit: cleanfuelreward.com

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) offers rebates of up to $1,000 to residents toward the purchase or lease of a new all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Additional rebates of up to $1,500 are available for income-eligible residents and rebates of up to $500 for PEVs purchased or leased outside of Antelope Valley. PEVs purchased or leased outside of the AVAQMD jurisdiction are eligible for half of the rebate amount. For more information, including how to apply, see the AVAQMD AFV Program website.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) Clean Cars for All program offers grants up to $9,500 to income-eligible residents to replace a vehicle eligible for retirement with a PEV or FCEV. Eligible vehicles for replacement should have a model year 15 years or older than the current year. Recipients may buy or lease a new or used PEV or FCEV. Grants vary depending on the household income and vehicle technology. Vehicles that are replaced must be turned in at an authorized dismantler. For more information, including additional eligibility requirements and how to apply, see the BAAQMD Clean Cars for All website. This program is currently closed, but we aniticipate open it again in FAll of 2021. Please sign up for email list.

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) offers grants for the purchase of new zero-emission buses to replace old gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas, or propane buses. Non-compliant school buses are vehicles that are not compliant with the ARB Truck and Bus Regulation. Eligible applicants include owners of transit, school, and shuttle buses. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The program is funded by California’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application, see the ARB’s Volkswagen Settlement website.

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for the purchase or lease of qualified vehicles that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved or certified. As of April 23, 2021 limited funding is available for Rebate Now. All other applications will placed on a rebate waitlist.

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is accepting applications for the Drive Clean! program which provides a $599 incentive to County residents for the purchase or lease of an Air Resources Board (ARB) Clean Vehicle Rebate Program eligible vehicle. For more information, see the AQMD Grants and Incentives website.City of Riverside in Southern California provides a $500 rebate for PEV purchases.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is currently accepting applications for its Drive Clean! Rebate Program, which provides rebates to Valley residents and businesses for the purchase or lease of new, clean-air vehicles. To be considered for a rebate, applicants must purchase or lease a vehicle from the eligible vehicle list. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District also administers the Public Benefit Grant Program, which provides funding to cities, counties, special districts (such as water districts and irrigation districts), and public educational institutions for the purchase of new AFVs, including electric, hybrid electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles. Projects are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, see the Public Benefit Grant Program website.

Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Replacement Grant: The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) offers grants for the replacement of eligible class 8 heavy-duty vehicles with ZEVs. Grants may cover up to 75% of non-government project costs and up to 100% of government project costs; up to $2,700,000 total. Eligible vehicles include freight trucks, drayage trucks, waste haulers, dump trucks, and concrete mixers. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is funded by California’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application, see the California Air Resources Board’s Volkswagen Settlement website.

HOV and HOT Lane Exemption: Compressed natural gas, hydrogen, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles meeting specified California and federal emissions standards and affixed with a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Clean Air Vehicle sticker may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. Effective January 1, 2020, DMV issues Clean Air Vehicle stickers to first-time applicants that have a household income at or below 80% of the state median income. Stickers are valid through the following dates:

  • Blue stickers issued January 1, 2021  – December 31, 2021 will be valid until January 1, 2025; and
  • Orange stickers issued January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 will be valid until January 1, 2024; and
  • Purple stickers issued January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 will be valid until  January 1, 2023.

The California Department of Transportation must publish a report by June 1, 2023, detailing the number of stickers issued under this program. Vehicles originally issued white or green decals prior to 2017 are no longer eligible to participate in this program. Vehicles with stickers are also eligible for reduced rates on or exemptions from toll charges imposed on HOT lanes. For more information and restrictions, including a list of qualifying vehicles, see the California Air Resources Board Carpool Lane Use Stickers website.

Voluntary Vehicle Retirement Incentives: The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District administer the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) Pilot Retire and Replace program, providing incentives to replace a vehicle eligible for retirement with a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Used vehicles must be no more than eight years old and applicants must live in the San Joaquin Valley or South Coast air basins. Eligible replacement vehicles must meet a minimum fuel economy average by model year or average at least 35 miles per gallon (mpg). Alternative fuel vehicles are also eligible, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). Incentives range from $2,500-$4,500.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) Used Electric Vehicle (EV) Residential Rebate: For a limited time, get extra cash back from AMP when you go electric! Get up to $2,300 cash back when you buy a used electric vehicle and install a level 2 charger at the same time. This electrifying offer is available through June 30, 2021. For details visit the Alameda Municipal Power website.

Burbank Water and Power (BWP) Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate: Burbank Water and Power (BWP) offers residential customers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the purchase of a pre-owned PEV. For more information, see the BWP Used Electric Vehicle Rebate website.

All Electric Vehicle (EV) Residential Rebate Program for Contra Costa, Marin, Solano and Napa Counties – MCE Clean Energy: MCE Clean Energy offers an electric vehicle (EV) rebate of up to $3,500 to eligible income-qualified customers as well as free customer support to help you take advantage of and keep you updated on all rebates and incentives available throughout California for newly purchased and leased EVs. For details on eligibility or how to apply go to: MCEv Rebates website.

Used Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate Program – LADWP: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offers rebates up to $1,500 to residential electric customers for the purchase of eligible used PEVs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For details and application requirements, visit Charge Up LA! website.

Liberty Utilities Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Time-of-Use Rate: Liberty Utilities offers residential and commercial customers time-of-use rates for charging PEVs. For more information, see Liberty’s Electric Vehicle Program website.

Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Rebate Incentive Program: Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) is providing incentives for qualified clean vehicles purchased or leased between February 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. Participants must be current 3CE customers. Income-qualified customers are eligible for increased incentives. 3CE believes energy programs like Electrify Your Ride are an opportunity to make clean vehicles more affordable and accessible to our income-qualified community. To see if you qualify visit 3CE Electric Vehicle Program 2021.

Santa Barbara County Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Grant: The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) provides grants to offset the costs of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles that reduce on-road emissions within Santa Barbara County. Eligible projects include the replacement of commercial trucks and buses, transit buses, authorized emergency vehicle, transportation refrigeration units, and more. Eligible technology includes the purchase of battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. For more information, including current funding opportunities, see the SBCAPCD Clean Air Grants website. This program is now closed, please contact grants@sbcapcd.org to be added to the notification list for next year’s program.

Sacramento’s Clean Cars 4 All: Want to recieve up to $9,500 towards a new car? The Clean Cars 4 All is a Sac Metro Air District program is to help income-qualified residents to by a zero or near zero emission vehicle. To qualify the resident must turn in a  2006 or older car. Residents have two options: to Scrap and Replace or to Scrap and Forget (coming later 2021). Take the eligibility quiz or join the waitlist.

San Mateo County Used Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentive Program – Peninsula Clean Energy and Peninsula Family Service: Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) Peninsula Clean Energy, a Community Choice Aggregation agency and the official electricity provider for San Mateo County in California, is expanding its program offering rebates to help first-time buyers of new electric vehicles.

Southern California Edison Pre-Owned EV Program – SCE has a $1,000 rebate for recently purchased or leased a pre-owned electric vehicles with the SCE Pre-Owned EV Rebate. SCE also offers the California Clean Fuel Reward worth up to $1,500 on new EV purchases. This is a point of sale incentive. 

Peninsula Family Service’s DriveForward Program provides affordable loans to help participants purchase reliable used vehicles and strengthen their personal and financial stability. The enhanced DriveForward Electric Program in partnership with Peninsula Clean Energy makes it more affordable for participants to purchase a clean plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) customers are eligible for up to a $250 rebate when they purchase or lease a new or used plug-in electric vehicle (EV). Customers are allowed to receive incentives for up to 2 EVs per address every 3 years. Customers can receive an additional $250 bonus rebate (up to $500) if they purchase or lease an EV from a Pasadena auto dealer. Note: Since Tesla relies on a direct-sale business model where the transaction is completed entirely online, the Pasadena auto dealer bonus will not apply. For more information, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Redding Electric Utility (REU) offers a $1,000 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new qualified electric vehicle. For more information visit the City of Redding website.

City of Roseville Electric Utility currently offers rebates of up to $500 for the purchase of a used electric vehicle and up to $500 for a Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger. For details on how to apply, visit roseville.ca.us.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD): Up to $1,500 instant rebate on the purchase or lease of a new plug-in electric vehicle! Get more details and find a participating dealer. Please visit their website for details: www.smud.org.

PEV Charging Rate Reductions: The Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), Azusa Light & Water, Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES), Burbank Water and Power (BWP), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) provides discounted rate plans to residential customers for electricity used to charge qualified electric vehicles.

Insurance Discount: Farmer’s Insurance offers a discount of up to 10% on certain insurance coverage for HEV and AFV owners.

Free Parking: 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. Vehicles must be 100% electric to qualify. Free metered parking in San Jose, Hermosa Beach, and Santa Monica for electric vehicles displaying a Clean Air decal.

Colorado

STATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Tax Credit: Available until January 1, 2026, the purchase or lease of a qualified EV may be eligible for up to a $5,000 tax credit at the dealership beginning January 1, 2017. For more information, visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center for Colorado.

HOV Lane: BEVs and PHEVs are eligible for the HOV lane with an application.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Fee: PEVs are exempt from emissions testing, but according to H.B. 1110, Section 12, 42-3-304 (2013) requires electric vehicle owners to pay an annual registration fee of $50.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Special License Plate: The Department of Revenue must issue a special license plate for PEVs. The taxes and fees for the PEV license plates is the same as the amount as the taxes and fees for regular motor vehicle license plates. (Reference House Bill 1141, 2021)

PRIVATE/UTILITY INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate – San Isabel Electric Assocation (SIEA): SIEA is offering residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase of qualified EVs. For details please visit SIEA website.

Connecticut

STATE INCENTIVES

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate: The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives of up to $9,500 for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease a new eligible battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric vehicle. CHEAPR offers an additional rebate, Rebate Plus, for all applicants that participate in a state or federal income qualified program(PDF). Connecticut residents that participate in certain income qualified programs are also eligible to receive a rebate for the purchase or lease of a used eligible vehicle. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection CHEAPR website.

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspection.

Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Parking: Free parking on all city streets for qualified AFVs and HEVs registered in New Haven.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle Rebate: The program provides a $2,000 rebate for all electric vehicle purchases by Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light & Power customers, and a $1,000 rebate for electric vehicle leases.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate: Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) offers eligible customers rebates on the purchase or lease of a new or used PEV.

Vehicle Type Rebate Amount
New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) $500
New All Electric Vehicle (EV) $1,000
Used PHEV, Model Year (MY) 2019 or newer $250
Used EV, MY 2019 or newer $500

For more information on these incentives or how to apply visit NPU Electric Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Delaware

STATE INCENTIVE

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebates: As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers rebates for newly purchased or leased AFVs. Depending on vehicle type and purchase price, rebates range from $1,000 to $2,500. The rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. For details visit the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control website.

Eligible applicants include Delaware residents, businesses, organizations, and government entities. Rebate applications must be signed by both the purchaser and a dealer representative. Rebates are limited to six vehicles per fleet and one vehicle per individual. All vehicles purchased through this rebate program must be titled and registered in the state. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines and participating dealers, see the Delaware Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiative website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVE

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate – PECO: PECO provides rebates of $50 to residential customers who purchase a new, qualified PEV. For more information, see the PECO Driver Rebate website.

District of Columbia

STATE INCENTIVES

Hybrid Vehicle Excise Tax Exemption: District of Columbia legislation limits the hybrid vehicle excise tax exemption to those vehicles which achieve 40 miles per gallon (mpg) during city driving. The original purchaser (as denoted by the Manufacture Certificate of Origin) of a qualifying hybrid or clean fuel vehicle will be eligible for an excise tax exemption and a reduced registration fee for the first period of registration. Subsequent purchasers of the same vehicle will also be eligible for an excise tax exemption; however, they will not be eligible for a reduced registration fee. Please refer to the website, FuelEconomy.gov for a list of the vehicles which meet the 40 mpg criteria, and therefore, are eligible for the DC excise tax exemption/reduced registration fee.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit: An income tax credit of 50 percent—up to $19,000 per vehicle—is available for the incremental or conversion cost for qualified vehicles. A tax credit is also available for 50 percent of the equipment costs for the purchase and installation of alternative fuel infrastructure. The maximum credit is $1,000 per residential electric vehicle charging station and $10,000 for each public fueling station. For more information on state incentives, visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center for DC.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVE

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Time-Of-Use Rate: Pepco offers a Time of Use (TOU) rate to residential customers that own or least PEVs with an electric range of greater than 30. For more information, please see the Pepco Rates & Tariffs website.

Florida

STATE INCENTIVE

HOV Lane Exemption: Qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. The vehicle must display a Florida Division of Motor Vehicles issued decal, which is renewed annually. Vehicles with decals may also use any HOV lane designated as a HOV toll lane without paying the toll. Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center for Florida.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate – Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC): OUC provides rebates of $200 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or preowned PEV. Applicants must apply within six months of the purchase or lease of the PEV. Test Drive an EV and Earn $50Visit an eligible dealership to test drive an EV and receive a $50 gift card! Get more details and find a participating dealer. For more information, see the OUC Electric Vehicles at Home page.

Georgia

STATE INCENTIVE

HOV Lane Exemption: Alternative Fuel vehicles properly licensed with an AF license plate may use designated HOV lanes.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVE

PEV Charging Rate Incentive: Georgia Power offers a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) time-of-use electricity rate for residential customers who own an electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The PEV rate is optional and does not require a separate meter. For more information, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles website.

Hawaii

STATE INCENTIVES

HOV Lane Exemption: Qualified EVs and PHEVs may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle with the correct license plate displayed.

Parking Requirement:  Public parking lots with greater than 100 spaces must offer an EV designated parking spot and offer EV charging. The State of Hawaii has a free mobile app that shows public and private charging stations.

Transportation Electrification Loan Program: The Green Infrastructure Special Fund offers loans and a revolving credit line of up to $50,000,000 to eligible entities for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles and the installation of (EVSE) electric vehicle supply equipment. Eligible entities include public, private, and non-profit borrowers. For more information, see the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVE

PEV Charging Rate Incentive: Hawaiian Electric Company offers offers two residential EV charging rates with savings at off-peak hours, and a commercial EV charging rate pilot program. This pilot program is offered to customers on Oahu, Maui County, and the Island of Hawaii.

Idaho

STATE INCENTIVES

Vehicle Inspection Exemptions: Hybrid and electric vehicles are exempt from state motor vehicle inspection and maintenance programs.

Plug- In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fee: In addition to standard registration fees, plug-in electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $140 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $75. Neighborhood electric vehicles are exempt from the fee.

lllinois

STATE INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle Registration Fees: The Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department offers specific vehicle registration fees to residents who drive an electric vehicle (EV).  Illinois vehicle registration fees for electric cars is $251 per registration year. To determine how much you owe, consult the SOS Vehicle License Plate Guide. For more on registering your vehicle with the IL Vehicle Services Department, refer to our car registration section.

Smart Grid Infrastructure Development and Support: The Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Trust (Trust) will provide financial and technical support to public and private entities within the state for programs and projects that support, encourage, or utilize innovative technologies and methods to modernize the state’s electric grid. Technologies may include advanced electricity storage and peak-shaving technologies, such as plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) or devices that allow PEVs to engage in smart grid functions.

Heavy-Duty Transit Bus and School Bus Grants: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program to administer funds awarded through the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement. Funding is available for the replacement of existing government-owned diesel public transit buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, and all-electric transit buses, as well as for all-electric school bus pilot projects. For more information, including how to apply, see the Illinois EPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.

lndiana

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVE

EV Charging Rate Incentive – AES Indiana (AES): AES offers optimized electric car rate when you charge at night!

lowa

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle Rebate – Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU): Residential and business CFU customers who own or lease a qualified electric vehicle are eligible for a $50 electric vehicle (EV) community incentive. For details on how to apply visit the Cedar Falls Utilities website.

Electric Vehicle Rebate – MidAmerican Energy: Eligible MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa can get a $500 rebate when you purchase a new electric vehicle! New BEVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, like a Chevy Bolt or Nissan LEAF, purchased or leased after January 1, 2021 are eligible for a rebate. For more details and how to apply visit www.midamericanenergy.com.

Electric Vehicle Rebate – Muscatine Power & Water (MPW): MPW’s Early Adopter Incentive Program is offering the first five eligible, active commercial or residential electric customers, a rebate of $1,500 when you purchase a NEW BEV (battery electric vehicle). Vehicle must be new, registered in Muscatine and purchased between October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. Customer must show registration to receive rebate. For details visit MPW at www.mpw.org.

Louisiana

Electric Vehicle Tax Credit – The Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit can be applied to 10% of your vehicle purchase cost, or $2,500, whichever is less. This tax credit is available until January 1, 2022.

Maine

STATE INCENTIVES

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate: Efficiency Maine’s EV Accelerator provides rebates to Maine residents, businesses, government entities, and tribal governments for purchase or lease of a qualified battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at participating Maine dealerships. Rebates offered are based on participant type for vehicles purchased or leased between August 29, 2019 to December 21, 2021. For details visit Efficiency Maine’s EV Accelerator website.

HOV Lane Exemption: S.B. 33 (2014) allows qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate for BGE residential customers who purchase or lease a PEV. For more information, see Schedule EV (PDF).

Maryland

STATE INCENTIVES

HOV Lane Exemption: S.B. 33 (2014) allows qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate for BGE residential customers who purchase or lease a PEV. For more information, see Schedule EV (PDF).

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive: Pepco offers a time-of-use rate to all qualified Pepco residential customers in Maryland who own or lease a PEV. For more information, see Pepco’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging website.

The Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP), administered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), provides grants to purchase new and converted fleet AFVs. Grant award amounts vary and may cover up to 100% of the incremental AFV cost.

Eligible fleet applicants include school districts, nonprofits, commercial entities, and local and municipal governments. AFVs purchased for individual or personal use are not eligible. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. For more information, see MEA’s CFIP Program website.

Massachusetts

STATE INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle Purchase Rebate – The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources: The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has a program called Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV), has made big changes and extended the rebate for customers purchasing PEVs. After January 1, 2020 MOR-EV offers rebates of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of battery electric vehicles and fuel-cell electric vehicles and up to $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Funded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and administered statewide by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), In addition, the sticker price of the car must be under $50,000 to qualify. For details and on how to apply please visit their website at mor-ev.org.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants: The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides grants for the purchase or lease of qualified PEVs, zero emission electric motorcycles (ZEMs), and Level 2 EVSE. Grants are available for up to $7,500 for the purchase or lease of a PEV, up to $13,500 for the purchase or lease of Level 2 EVSE, and up to $750 for the purchase or lease of a ZEM.

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections.

 Zero-Emission Truck Rebates: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) Trucks Program offers rebates to public and private fleets for the purchase of all-electric and fuel cell electric trucks with a purchase price of more than $50,000 and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 8,500 pounds (lbs.). Rebate amounts are available in a declining three block rate structure, determined by the number of trucks per weight group.  For more information, visit the MOR-EV Rebate Program website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Discounts – Green Energy Consumers: Green Energy Consumers with Drive Green provides discounts on qualified PEVs purchased or leased from participating dealerships. The discount program is available to all consumers, including those that are not in Green Energy Consumer’s service territory. For more information, including participating dealerships and the discounts they offer, see the Drive Green website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Discounts – Mass Energy: Mass Energy’s Drive Green with Mass Energy program provides discounts on qualified PEVs purchased or leased from participating dealerships. The discount program is available to all consumers, including those that are not in Mass Energy’s service territory. For details visit Drive Green with Mass Energy.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Incentive – Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD): BELD offers a bill credit of $8 per month for customers that charge their PEVs between 9pm and 12pm on weekdays or at any time during the weekend. For more information, see the BELD Charging Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Incentive – Eversource: Eversource Electric Vehicle (EV) Home Charger Demand Response program offers an incentive of up $300 to residential customers that charge their PEV during off-peak periods. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Eversource EV Charger Demand Response website.

Michigan

STATE INCENTIVES

School Bus Replacement Funding: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for the replacement of diesel school buses with all-electric or alternative fuel vehicles through the Fuel Transformation Program. Vehicles must meet model year and use requirements. The program is funded by Michigan’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For details, including program guidance and application deadlines, see the DEQ Fuel Transformation Program website.

Alternative Fuel Development Property Tax Exemption: Industrial property that is used for high-technology activities or the creation or synthesis of biodiesel fuel may be eligible for a tax exemption. High-technology activities include those related to advanced vehicle technologies such as electric, hybrid electric, or alternative fuel vehicles and their components. To qualify for the tax exemption, an industrial facility must obtain an exemption certificate for the property from the Michigan State Tax Commission.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Emissions Inspection Exemption: Dedicated AFVs powered by compressed natural gas, propane, electricity, or any other source as defined by the Michigan Department of Transportation are exempt from emissions inspection requirements.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Grant Program: The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) offers grants for eligible on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Projects must reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, improve air quality, and increase adoption of zero emission or alternative fuel vehicles and equipment. Eligible vehicles and equipment include local freight vehicles (medium- and heavy-duty trucks and port drayage trucks), shuttle and transit buses, port cargo handling equipment and forklifts, airport ground support equipment, and more. The program is funded by Michigan’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including available requests for proposals, see the EGLE Fuel Transformation Program website.

Charge Up Michigan Placement Project: The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy provides funding for public or private organization for the installation of direct current (DC) fast chargers, site preparation, and networking fees and signage. Applicant must be enrolled in a utility electric vehicle (EV) program. Grants are equal to the lesser of 33.3% of the total cost of the project or a direct match of the electric utility funding, up to $70,000. For more information, including eligibility requirements and application, see the EV Charger Funding Opportunities website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate – Indiana Michigan Power: Indiana Michigan Power offers a special time-of-use rate option to residential customers who own a qualified PEV. For more information, see the Indiana Michigan Power Rates, Programs & Incentives website.

Missouri

STATE INCENTIVES

Vehicle Inspection Exemption: Alternative fuel vehicles are exempt from state emissions inspection requirements.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Decal: The state motor fuel tax does not apply to vehicles that are powered by an alternative fuel, if they obtain an AFV decal. For a passenger vehicle weighing less than 18,000 pounds, the decal fee is $75.

Montana

Transit Bus Replacement Grants: The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers grants for the replacement of qualified medium- and heavy-duty diesel transit buses with new all-electric, diesel hybrid, compressed natural gas, or propane transit buses. The program is funded by Montana’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and the application, see the DEQ Volkswagen Settlement website.

Nebraska

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Registration Fee: Nebraska requires a $75 fee for the registration of an alternative fuel vehicle that operates on electricity or any other source of energy not otherwise taxed under the state motor fuel tax laws.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) offers residential customers rebates of $2,500 toward the purchase of a new EV.Eligible EVs and EVSE must be purchased after January 31, 2020. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including rebate availability, see the OPPD EV Rebate Program website.

Nevada

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive: NV Energy offers discounted electricity rates to residential customers who charge electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles during off-peak hours.

Vehicle Inspection Exemption: Alternative fuel vehicles are exempt from emissions testing requirements. A new HEV is exempt from emissions inspection testing for the first five model years, after which the vehicle must comply with emissions inspection testing requirements on an annual basis.

HOV Lane Exemption: The Nevada Department of Transportation may establish a program allowing federally certified low emission, energy-efficient, and alternative fuel vehicles to operate in HOV lanes regardless of the number of passengers.

New Hampshire

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate – New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC): NHEC offers rebates up to $1,000 for the purchase or lease of a new or used all-electric vehicle. The PEV must be purchased or leased between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021 For more information, including how to apply, see the NHEC Drive Electric website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive: NHEC offers a residential off-peak rate program for electricity purchased to charge PEVs. The electricity used for vehicle charging is metered separately from all other electricity use. For more information, see the NHEC Drive Electric website.

Liberty Utilities offers a time-of-use rate with low pricing for EV charging at night. However, a customer must convert the entire household to the time-of-use rate.

New Jersey

STATE INCENTIVES

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program “Charge Up New Jersey”If you have purchased or leased a new electric vehicle, you may apply for an incentive of up to $5,000.

  • The total incentive amount for an eligible vehicle equals $25 per mile of EPA-rated all-electric range, as determined by fueleconomy.gov.
  • Vehicles with an electric range of over 200 miles are eligible for the maximum incentive of $5,000. Find out if your vehicle is eligible here.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate Program: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities offers state residents a rebate of up to $5,000, to purchase or lease a new PEV with an MSRP of $55,000 or less. Rebates may be limited to one award per person. PEVs must be purchased or leased after January 17, 2020. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle rebate expires December 31, 2022, and all-electric vehicle rebates expire June 30, 2030. (Reference Senate Bill 2252, 2018)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grant Program: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) provides county and municipal government entities with grants up to $4,000 for a new PEV. Two PEVs are allowed per applicant and must be purchased between December 1, 2019 and June 1, 2021. NJBPU is accepting applications until April 15, 2020 or until all funds have been awarded. Funds are awarded on a rolling basis and subject to availability. For details, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, see the Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive Program website.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Tax Exemption: ZEVs sold, rented or leased in New Jersey are exempt from state sales and use tax.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption and Discount: New Jersey Turnpike Authority (Authority) allows qualified hybrid electric and plug-in electric vehicles to travel in the HOV lanes located between Interchange 11 and Interchange 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike. The Authority offers a 10% discount on off-peak New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway toll rates through NJ EZ-Pass for drivers of vehicles that have a fuel economy of 45 miles per gallon or higher and meet the California Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standard. For more information and discount requirements, see the Authority Toll Rates website.

Medium-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Voucher Program: The New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) will pilot a voucher program for the purchase of new, medium-duty ZEVs registered in New Jersey. Commercial, industrial, or institutional organizations located, or primarily operating, within the Greater Camden and Newark areas are eligible to apply. Vehicles must be purchased through qualified vendors, after receiving voucher approval. Funding may not be combined with any state incentive program. This program is funded by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the NJ ZIP program website.

New York

STATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate Program: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides rebates of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new eligible plug-in electric vehicle. Rebate amounts vary based on a vehicle’s all-electric range and manufacturer’s suggested retail price. For more information, see NYSERDA’s Drive Clean Rebate website.

Heavy-Duty Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Purchase Vouchers: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing incentives for alternative fuel trucks and buses and diesel emission controls. Incentives are released on a staggered schedule and include: Vouchers for public, private, and non-profit fleets for 80 percent of the incremental cost, up to $60,000, for the purchase or lease of all-electric Class 3 through 8 trucks operating 70 percent of the time and garaged in any non-attainment or maintenance area of New York State; Vouchers for private and non-profit fleets for 80 percent of the incremental cost, up to $40,000 for the purchase of compressed natural gas, hybrid electric and all-electric Class 3 through 8 trucks operating 70 percent of the time and garaged in New York City; and Vouchers for private and non-profit fleets that cover up to 80 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing emission reduction equipment for Classes 3 through 8 diesel vehicles that are operated 70 percent of the time and garaged in New York City.

Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Fueling Structure Rebates for Municipalities: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Municipal ZEV Rebate Program offers rebates to cities, towns, villages, counties, and New York City boroughs for the purchase or lease of eligible ZEVs and the installation of eligible ZEV fueling infrastructure. To qualify, ZEVs must be purchased or leased on or after March 1, 2020, at a dealership within the state, and leases must be at least 36 months in length.  For more information visit the DEC Grant Funding for Municipalities website.

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Toll Discount Program: Vehicles eligible for the New York Clean Pass Program, including PEVs and hybrid electric vehicles, receive a discounted toll rate on all Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) off-peak hour crossings. Vehicles must register with E-ZPass New York. Drivers of qualified vehicles may also receive a 10% discount on established E-ZPass accounts with proof of registration. For more information, including a complete list of eligible vehicles and application instructions, see the PANYNJ E-ZPass and Green Pass Discount Plan websites.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Signage and Parking Space Regulation: Effective April 5, 2021, an individual is not allowed to stop, stand, or park a motor vehicle within any parking space specifically designated for parking and charging PEVs unless the motor vehicle is a PEV. Any vehicle that is not actively charging may not park in designated PEV charging parking spaces. A PEV is presumed to not be charging if it is parked at a charging station and is not connected to the charger for longer than 30 minutes. Conspicuous and permanently installed signage is required to properly identify the PEV station parking and charging restrictions. (Reference Assembly Bill 8608, 2020)

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive – Central Hudson: Central Hudson Gas & Electric offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate for residential customers that own or lease a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or all-electric vehicle. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to enroll, see the Central Hudson Electric Vehicle TOU Rate website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive for Business – Con Edison: Con Edison offers an electric rate reduction ranging from 34% to 39% for businesses in New York City and Westchester County that install a publicly accessible direct current (DC) fast charger. To qualify, the charger must have a power output of at least 100 kilowatts. Additional terms apply. The rate reduction is available through April 2025. For more information, including how to apply, see the Con Edison Business Incentive Rate website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction – National Grid: National Grid offers a discounted rate to residential customers for electricity used to charge PEVs during off-peak hours. For more information, see the Time of Use website.

Smart Charging and Time-of-Use (TOU) Incentives – Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R): Eligible plug-in electric vehicle customers can receive up to $450 by participating in the Charge Smart Program and charging during off-peak hours. Under the voluntary TOU rate, residential customers will pay a reduced price for electricity used during the designated off-peak period. For more information, including how to enroll, see the O&R Electric Vehicle Rates and Charge Smart Program websites.

North Carolina

STATE INCENTIVES

HOV Lane Exemption: Qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. This exemption expires September 30, 2025.

Vehicle Inspection Exemption: Qualified PEVs are exempt from state emissions inspection requirements.

Alternative Fuel Tax Exemption: The retail sale, use, storage, and consumption of alternative fuels is exempt from the state retail sales and use tax.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVE

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive – Cape Hatteras Electric  Co-Op: Cape Hatteras Electric Co-Op (CHEC) offers time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates to residential customers with a PEV. For details visit the CHEC Electric Vehicles website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate and Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate – Roanoke Electric Cooperative: Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC) offers member a TOU rate to charge PEVs during non-peak hours. Members pay a flat fee of $50 per month for a Level 2 charging station and up to 450kW of electricity. In addition to the discounted rate, the first 10 participants will receive a $1,000 rebate. For more information, see the EV Program website.

Ohio

Alternative Fuel and Fueling Infrastructure Incentives: The Alternative Fuel Transportation Grant Program may provide grants and loans for up to 80 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing fueling facilities offering alternative fuels.

Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity, propane, or natural gas are exempt from state vehicle emissions inspections after receiving a one-time verification inspection.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Ohio Edison: Customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio can receive a rebate of $8,500 off the price of a 2020 Nissan LEAF or $7,500 off the price of a 2021 Nissan LEAF. See application (pdf) for details.

Oklahoma

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate – Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC):

OEC offers a rebate of up to $200 for customers who own a PEV. To qualify, customers must have Level 2 charger and schedule vehicle charging during off-peak hours. For more information, visit the OEC Energy Efficiency Rebates website.

Oregon

STATE INCENTIVES

Zero Emmision Vehicle Rebate: The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides rebates to Oregon residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies for the purchase or lease of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) or plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). New PEVs with a battery capacity greater than 10 kilowatt-hours (kWh) are eligible for a rebate of $2,500 and new PEVs with a battery capacity of less than 10kWh are eligible for a rebate of $1,500. New zero-emission electric motorcycles are also eligible for a rebate of $750. Eligible PEVs may not have an MSRP of more than $50,000 and eligible FCEVs may not have an MSRP of more than $60,000. For more information, see the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate: The Charge Ahead Rebate Program offers low to medium income Oregon residents a rebate of up to $5,000 for the purchase or lease of a new or used PEV. Qualifying residents are considered households with income levels that do not exceed 400% of the federal poverty line. For more information, see the Charge Ahead Rebate Program website.

Electricity Provider and PEV Charging Rate Regulations: Regulated electric utility tariffs must explicitly permit customers to resell electricity for use as a motor fuel, as long as the entity is not considered a public utility. Additionally, each regulated electric utility must provide customers with a choice of flat rate or time of use electricity rates specific to PEV owners.

Pollution Control Equipment Exemption: Dedicated original equipment manufacturer natural gas and electric vehicles are not required to be equipped with a certified pollution control system.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive – Portland General Electric (PGE)
PGE offers a discounted time-of-use (TOU) electricity rate for customers with a PEV. The TOU rate is for charging during the off-peak period. For details and on how to apply, please visit PGE Cost Savings website.

City of Ashland Electric Vehicle and Bike Incentive Program:  The incentive program is open to Ashland Electric utility users with a current active account. Customers can apply for a $1,500 rebate for the registration of a qualifying new or used battery electric vehicle or $300 rebate towards the purchase of an eligible e-bike. The program is set to run from November 2020 – November 2021. 

Electric Vehicle (EV) Registration Incentive – Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) 
EPUD customers are eligible for a $100 incentive to register their new or used EV with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. New or used neighborhood electric vehicles and new or used plug-in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with at least 2 kilowatt-hours of on-board battery capacity qualify. For details visit EPUD website.

Residential Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Electricity Rebate – Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)
Residential EWEB customers who purchase a qualified PEV are eligible for a $300 rebate to use toward electricity costs or to help offset the cost of a residential electric vehicle charging station. For details, including how to apply, see EWEB’s Electric Vehicles website.

Commercial Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentives – Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)
Commercial EWEB customers are eligible for a $300 rebate to use toward offsetting electricity costs used to charge a PEV or toward the purchase of Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Commercial customers are also eligible for a 4% loan to cover the upfront costs, including installation, of EVSE. For details, including how to apply, see EWEB’s Electric Vehicles for Business website.

Pennsylvania

STATE INCENTIVES

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Funding/Rebate Program: The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program provides financial assistance for qualified projects and information on alternative fuels, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The AFV Program also offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates of up to $2,000 on eligible vehicles to assist with the incremental cost of the purchase of new AFVs.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebates: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) offers rebates for the replacement or repower of Class 4-7 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks and Class 4-8 school and shuttle buses. Qualified Model Years (MY) 1992 through 2009 Class 4-7 trucks and eligible MY 2009 and older buses are eligible for rebates for replacement or repower with new diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles or technologies. Vehicles or engines being replaced or repowered must be scrapped in accordance with program guidelines. DEP must approve all project applications and will process rebates on a first-come, first-served basis. This rebate program is funded by Pennsylvania’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines, grant amounts, and application periods, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rebate – PECO: PECO provides rebates of $50 to residential customers who purchase a new, qualified PEV.

Rhode Island

STATE INCENTIVES

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Exemption – Warren: The town of Warren may allow excise tax exemptions of up to $100 for qualified AFVs registered in Warren.

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state emissions control inspections.

Electric Drive Vehicle License Plates: The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles may issue special vehicle license plates to owners of electric drive vehicles, including those powered in whole or in part by a storage battery. Eligible vehicles include hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and all-electric vehicles registered as electric drive vehicles in the state.

Fleet Advisory Services – National Grid: National Grid offers advisory services to support the electrification of up to 12 Rhode Island-based fleets. Eligible fleets include light-duty corporate, medium- and heavy-duty government, public transit, and municipal school bus fleets. For more information, see the National Grid Electric Transportation and Charging Programs website.Electric 

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Discounts – Green Energy: People’s Power & Light’s Drive Green program provides discounts on qualified PEVs purchased or leased from participating dealerships. The discount program is available to all consumers, including those that are not in PP&L’s service territory.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate: The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) DRIVE program offers up to $2,500, based upon vehicle battery capacity, to qualified Rhode Island residents interested in purchasing or leasing an EV. The purchase or lease must be executed on or after the program start date of January 29, 2016.

Electric Transit Bus Pilot and Replacement Program: The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is responsible for implementing the RIPTA Zero Emissions Vehicle Program to evaluate electric transit buses to replace retired diesel buses. This program is part of Rhode Island’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan(PDF) and is funded by Rhode Island’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information see the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Volkswagen Settlement website.

South Carolina

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

 Plug-in Electric (PEV) Vehicle Charging Rebate – Duke Energy: Duke Energy offers residential customers a rebate of up to $1,000 for participating in a managed charging program for PEVs. For more information, visit the Duke Energy Electric Vehicles website.

South Dakota

STATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fee: PEVs owners must pay an annual fee of $50, in addition to standard vehicle registration fees. (Reference South Dakota House Bill 1053, 2021)

Tennessee

STATE INCENTIVES

School Bus Replacement Grants: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) School Bus Replacement Grant program provides funding for the replacement of model year 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, or all-electric school buses. Alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, compressed natural gas, propane, and hybrid electric technologies. Private, public, and non-profit organizations, including state, local, and tribal governments, are eligible for funding. This grant program is funded by Tennessee’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, visit the TDEC School Bus Replacement Grant website.

HOV Lane Exemption: Qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle.

Texas

STATE INCENTIVES

Light-Duty Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program for the purchase or lease of a new light-duty alternative fuel vehicle and offer a rebate of up to $5,000 for the first 1,000 applicants. Electric drive vehicles powered by a battery or hydrogen fuel cell, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a battery capacity of at least 4 kilowatt hours, are eligible for a rebate of $2,500, for the first 2,000 applicants. One rebate is available per eligible vehicle. The program is currently accepting applications (verified November 2019). For complete details, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit TERP Texas Emissions Reduction Plan website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Austin Energy Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive: Austin Energy offers a pilot time-of-use charging rate to residential customers with PEVs and electric vehicle supply equipment. For more information, see the Austin Energy Plug-In Rebate website.

CPS Energy Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Pilot ProgramCPS offers a $250 bill credit to residential customers who allow CPS to make remote adjustments to their Level 2 EVSE when the demand for energy is high. For rate details and more please visit the CPS FlexEV Rewards website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Fee Study: The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) in collaboration with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall conduct a study on AFV fees. The study will examine the impact of the AFV industry on Texas, the impact of lost motor fuel tax revenues on state highways, fee collection options, and the feasibility of establishing an AFV fee. TxDMV submitted the study(PDF) to the governor and state legislature in December 2020. (Reference Senate Bill 604, 2019)

Utah

STATE INCENTIVES

Qualified Heavy-Duty Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit: Qualified taxpayers are eligible for a tax credit for the purchase of a qualified heavy-duty AFV. Qualifying fuels include natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen. For details visit the City of Ashland website.

HOV Lane Exemption: Qualified vehicles may use designated HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. Vehicles must display a special clean fuel decal issued by the Utah Department of Transportation.

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspections Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. (Reference Utah House Bill)

Alternative Fuel Tax Exemption: Propane, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, electricity and hydrogen used to operate motor vehicles are exempt from state fuel taxes, but subject to a special fuel tax at the rate of three-nineteenths of the conventional motor fuel tax.

Free Electric Vehicle Parking: Free metered parking in Salt Lake City for electric vehicles displaying a Clean Air license plate.

Propane and Electricity Tax Exemptions: Propane and electricity used to operate motor vehicles are exempt from state motor fuel taxes. For more information, see the Utah State Tax Commission Fuel Taxes website. (Reference Utah Code 59-13-102, 59-13-201, and 59-13-301)

Qualified Heavy-Duty Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit : Qualified taxpayers are eligible for a tax credit for the purchase of a qualified heavy-duty AFV. Qualifying fuels include natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Heavy Duty Vehicle Tax Credit Program website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Time-of-Use Rate Program – Rocky Mountain Power : If you drive a plug-in electric vehicle, you can enroll in one of two new time-of-use rate options. Under these options, the price you pay for electricity depends on when you use it. If you charge your car and use other equipment during off-peak hours, you may save money on your bill. Plus, qualifying customers who participate for a year earn a $200 incentive. This program ends January 1, 2022. To learn more visit the Rocky Mountain Power website.

Vermont

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate – Stowe Electric: Stowe Electric offers customers rebates for the purchase of PEVs. New plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are eligible for a $450 rebate and new all-electric vehicles are eligible for a $850 rebate. Income-qualifying customers are eligible for an additional $250 rebate for either vehicle. For details, including how to apply, visit Stowe Electric Rebate Programs website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates – Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA): VPPSA member customers are eligible for a rebate of up to $1,000 on the purchase of a new battery electric vehicle (BEV), and up to $500 on the purchase of a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. VPPSA also offers rebates of $500 for the purchase of a pre-owned BEV and $250 for the purchase of a pre-owned PHEV. For details please visit the VPPSA Electric Vehicle Rebate website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate – Green Mountain Power (GMP): GMP offers rebates of $1,500 for the purchase of new all-electric vehicles, $1,000 for the purchase of new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and $750 for the purchase of used PEVs. Customers with qualifying low and moderate household incomes are eligible for an additional $1,000 rebate. Vehicles must have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price that is less than or equal to $60,000. For details, visit GMP EV Rebate website.

(BED) Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate: Burlington Electric Department (BED) customers are eligible for a $1,200 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Moderate income customers purchasing an EV are eligible for an additional rebate of $600 ($300 for a PHEV). BED eligible customers must have an active account, vehicles must have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of less than $50,000 and be registered in Burlington, VT. BED also provides low or no-interest loans for the purchase of a new PEV. Eligible customers can also apply a BED PEV incentive of up to $1,800 toward the purchase of the PEV. For more information on both of these programs, go to the BED Electric Vehicles website. BED offers a time-of-use discount of $0.067735 per kilowatt-hour for residential customers to charge PEVs during off-peak times. To qualify, customers must install a WiFi enabled PEV charger. For these details visit the BED EV Rate website.

(VEC) Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Credit: Vermont Electric Co-op’s members who buy (or already own) an electric/battery powered device that displaces the use of a fossil-fuel powered device of the same type may submit entries into a monthly ChargeItUp drawing to win a VEC electricity bill credit (one-time) of $100.

Virginia

STATE INCENTIVES

HOV Lane Exemption:  AFVs displaying the Virginia Clean Special Fuel license plate may use Virginia HOV lanes, regardless of the number of occupants. For HOV lanes serving the I-66 corridor, only registered vehicles displaying Clean Special Fuel license plates issued before July 1, 2011, are exempt from HOV lane requirements. For express lanes serving the I-95/I-395 corridor, registered vehicles displaying Clean Special Fuel license plates are not exempt from HOV lane occupancy requirements, but may use the lanes toll-free if equipped with an E-ZPass Flex set to “HOV” mode. Vehicles displaying Clean Special Fuel license plates are exempt from the Dulles Toll Road HOV lane requirements. The annual fee for Clean Special Fuel license plates is $25 in addition to the prescribed fee for commonwealth license plates.

Vehicle Inspection Exemption: Alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles are exempt from emissions testing. 

Washington

STATE INCENTIVES

Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV) and Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV) State Tax Exemptions: Effective August 1 2019, the sales and use tax exemption in Washington state was reinstated for the sales of: vehicles powered by a clean alternative fuel and/or certain plug-in hybrids. The exemption applies to dealer and private sales of new, used, and leased vehicles sold on or after August 1, 2019. For more details click to view the Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Plug-In Hybrids Washington State Tax Exemptions.

Vehicle Inspection Exemption: Alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles are exempt from emissions testing.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentive – Clark Public Utilities (CPU): CPU offers their residential customers a $400 account credit for the purchase or lease of a qualified electric vehicle. CPU also offers rebates to low-income customers for the purchase of a used EV. EVs must be $20,000 or less in value and must be registered in Clark County. For more information and eligibility, please see the CPU Electric Vehicle Program website.

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