State and Federal EVSE Incentives for Electric Vehicle Drivers

In addition to broad-scale electric vehicle incentives, states and utilities provide incentive programs, rebates and tax credits specifically for purchasing and installing EV charging equipment across the country. Learn what is available in your area by entering a zip code below.

Here’s a summary of electric vehicle incentives by state. Included are EVSE tax credits and Level 2 EV charging rebates, as well as rebates for electric cars. In addition to local incentives, the federal rebate for electric cars applies to all fifty states. If you have any questions, read our FAQ section.


FAQ

What is EVSE? Is a rebate or tax credit for EVSE different than for an electric car charging station tax credit or rebate?

EVSE stands for “Electric Vehicle Service Equipment,” and the term includes electric vehicle charging stations. An EVSE rebate is frequently the same as a rebate for an electric vehicle charging station, unless the rebate or tax credit program specifies rebates only for certain other items encompassed by EVSE (installation, for example).

What is the difference between a tax credit and a rebate?

Often, instead of cash, utilities or municipalities will offer a tax credit for an electric vehicle charging station. Rebates in the form of tax credits are simply dollars subtracted from the amount of tax money owed when taxes are paid.

Is an EV charger tax credit or rebate available to me?

Please see our summary of electric vehicle incentives by state above to see what we know to be available in your area. While we make every effort to keep this list updated, we cannot guarantee this list is comprehensive, so please check with your local government or utility to find out if level 2 charger rebates are available in your area.

How long will it take to get my rebate?

Terms vary, but frequently tax credits are applied to the tax filings for the year in which the EV charger was purchased. Please check with the administrator of the rebate or credit program for details.

Are there rebates for EV cars and EV charging stations?

In many cases, yes. There are programs providing separate rebates and/or tax credits for both EV cars and EV charging stations. See summary above for details.

How much is a typical EV charger rebate?

EVSE tax credits and rebates vary. In some cases, they can be small—50 dollars or so. In other cases, they can be quite large compared to the cost of an electric vehicle charger like a JuiceBox, making the charging station available for just a small fraction of original price. Please consult summary list above.

What if I’ve already purchased an EV charger?

In some cases, you can obtain a rebate for an EV charging station even if you purchased the charger prior to the rebate program start date. Please check with the program administrator to find out.

Is there a California EVSE rebate?

California EV charger rebates are available in many places, and typically administered by the local utility. The links above to electric car rebates by state can help direct you to utilities and details about each program.