In addition to broad-scale EV incentives, many states across the country provide incentives specifically for EV charging equipment. Check out what's available in your region:





Electric Vehicle Equipment Tax Credit: Maximum of $75 available to individuals for installation of EV charging outlets.


Alternative Fuel & Vehicle Incentives: Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel Vehicle Technology Program, the California Energy Commission provide financial incentives for businesses, vehicle and technology manufacturers, workforce training partners, fleet owners, consumers and academic institutions with the goal of developing and deploying alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate: The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Charge Up L.A.! program provides rebates to residential and commercial customers who install Level 2 (240 Volt) chargers. Rebates are offered to the first 2,000 customers who apply. Glendale Water and Power (GWP) also offers a $200 rebate to residential customers owning an electric vehicle and installing a Level 2 charging station. Certain restrictions apply.


Plug-in Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Grants: The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) provide grants to support PEV adoption in fleets. RAQC grants cover 80 percent of the incremental cost of a qualified PEV, up to $8,260. Both CEO and RAQC grants fund 80 percent of the cost of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), up to $6,260.


Alternative Fuel Vehicle Funding: The Connecticut Clean Fuel Program provides funding to municipalities and public agencies that purchase, operate, and maintain alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, including those that operate on compressed natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and electricity. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also provides funding to municipalities and state agencies for the project cost and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment.

District of Columbia

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.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Financing: Property owners may apply to their local government for funding to help finance EVSE installations on their property or enter into a financing agreement with the local government for the same purpose.

Electric Vehicle Supply Rebate: Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of a commercial electric vehicle supply equipment. The rebate amount varies by program year and expires on Sept. 30, 2016.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Tax Credit: An income tax credit of 10 percent of the cost of the electric vehicle charging equipment, up to $2,500.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebates: The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity provides rebates to offset the cost of Level 2 EVSE. The maximum possible total rebate award is $49,000 or 50 percent of the total project cost for up to 15 EVSE, whichever is less.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Credit and Charging Incentive: NIPSCO's IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Programoffers a credit of up to $1,650 to purchase and install residential EVSE, as well as free plug-in electric vehicle charging during off-peak hours.


Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit: An income tax credit is available for 50 percent of the cost of converting or purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle or constructing an alternative fueling station. Alternatively, a tax credit of 10 percent of the cost of the motor vehicle, up to $3,000 is available for alternative fuel vehicles registered in the state.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Tax Credit: The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers an income tax credit equal to 20 percent of the cost of qualified electric vehicle supply equipment. The credit may not exceed the lesser of $400 or the state income tax imposed for that tax year.


Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Grants: The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources' Clean Vehicle Project provides grant funding for public and private fleets to purchase alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, as well as idle reduction technology.


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate: Indiana Michigan Power provides rebates of up to $2,500 to residential customers who purchase or lease a new plug-in electric vehicle and install a Level 2 EVSE with a separate meter. Customers must also sign up for the Indiana Michigan Power PEV time-of-use rate. The rebate is available to the first 250 qualified customers who submit a completed application. Consumers Energy provides qualified customers with a reimbursement of up to $2,500 to cover the purchase, installation, and wiring for qualified Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment. Additionally, DTE Energy will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase and installation of separately metered EVSE to the first 2,500 qualified customers who purchase PEVs and enroll in the DTE PEV rate.


Revolving Loan Fund: The Mississippi Development Authority established a revolving loan program to provide zero-interest loans for public school districts and municipalities to purchase alternative fuel school buses and other motor vehicles, convert school buses and other motor vehicles to use alternative fuels, purchase alternative fuel equipment, and install fueling stations. Loans provide up to $300,000 for the purchase of vehicles and up to $500,000 for the purchase and installation of fueling infrastructure.


Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit: Between Jan. 1, 2015 and Jan. 1, 2018, S.B. 729 (2014) provides an income tax credit for the cost of installing a qualified alternative fueling station. The credit provides 20 percent or up to $15,000 for residential and $20,000 for commercial installation of qualified refueling property.


Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Loans: The Nebraska Energy Office administers the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program, which provides low-cost loans for a variety of alternative fuel projects, including the replacement of conventional vehicles with AFVs, the purchase of new AFVs, the conversion of conventional vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, and the construction or purchase of a fueling station or equipment.

New York

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Recharging Tax Credit: S.B. 2609 and A.B. 3009, passed in 2013, provide a tax credit for 50 percent of the cost, up to $5,000, for the purchase and installation of alternative fuel vehicle refueling and electric vehicle recharging property. The credit is available through Dec. 31, 2017.


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.


Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit: A tax credit is available for up to 75 percent of the cost of installing alternative fueling infrastructure, including electric vehicle charging stations.


Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Residents: Through the Residential Energy Tax Credits program, qualified residents may receive a tax credit for 25 percent of alternative fuel infrastructure project costs, up to $750.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Businesses: Business owners and others may be eligible for a tax credit of 35 percent of eligible costs for qualified alternative fuel infrastructure projects.


Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 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.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Incentive: Austin Energy customers who own a plug-in electric vehicle are eligible for a rebate of 50 percent or up to $1,500 of the cost to purchase and install a qualified Level 2 EVSE.


Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Research and Development Tax Credit: Vermont businesses that qualify as a high-tech business involved exclusively in the design, development, and manufacture of alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, or energy technology involving fuel sources other than fossil fuels are eligible for up to three of the following tax credits: 1) payroll income tax credit; 2) qualified research and development income tax credit; 3) export tax credit; 4) small business investment tax credit and 5) high-tech growth tax credit.


Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Exemptions: Public lands used for installing, maintaining, and operating EV infrastructure are exempt from leasehold excise taxes until Jan. 1, 2020. Additionally, the state sales and use taxes do not apply to EV batteries; labor and services for installing, repairing, altering, or improving EV batteries and EV infrastructure; and the sale of property used for EV infrastructure.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate: Puget Sound Energy (PSE) provides a rebate of $500 to qualified customers for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE. PSE expects the rebate program to remain open until Nov. 1, 2016, depending on available funds.


AFV: Alternative fuel vehicle

EV: Electric vehicle

EVSE: Electric vehicle supply equipment

HEV: Hybrid electric vehicle

HOV: High-occupancy vehicle

HOT: High-occupancy toll

PEV: Plug-in electric vehicle

PHEV: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

ZEV: Zero emission vehicle

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