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Incentives

Federal & State Incentives

You could save thousands through federal and state incentives. Check back often as EV benefits are constantly in flux. New ones are often being added, while others are discontinued as funding for the programs runs out.

Federal Tax Credit

Up to

$7,500 tax credit

Federal Tax Credit

This is a tax credit for the purchase of a new plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. The credit amount depends on the car's battery capacity and will phase out when the vehicle manufacturer sells a certain number. Several manufacturers have already met this limit. Learn more about the credit per vehicle here and find instructions for the credit on the IRS Website.

Connecticut Rebate

Up to

$5,000 rebate

Connecticut Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives of up to $5,000 for residents who purchase or lease a new qualifying EV or fuel cell vehicle. To learn more about qualifying vehicles and how to apply, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website.

Connecticut Incentive

Connecticut Reduced Registration Fee

The registration of an Electric Vehicle qualifies for a reduced fee of $38. The Clean Air Act, Emissions Exemption, and Greenhouse Gas fees are waived as well. Learn more here.

District of Columbia Incentive

D.C. Vehicle Title Tax Exemption

EVs are exempt from the excise tax imposed on an original certificate of title. Learn more here. 

District of Columbia Tax Credit

Up to

$1,000 off

D.C. Infrastructure Tax Credit

A tax credit is available for 50% of the equipment and labor costs for the purchase and installation of charging equipment. At a private residence, the credit can be up to $1,000. Learn more here.

District of Columbia Incentive

D.C. Reduced Registration Fee

The District of Columbia offers reduced registration fees to residents with qualifying low-emissions vehicles. To learn more about qualifying vehicles and how to apply for reduced registration fees visit the DC Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Delaware Rebate

Up to

$500 off

Delaware Charging Equipment Rebate

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers rebates up to 50% of the cost of the charging station. The maximum rebate amount per charging station is $500. Learn more here.

Delaware Rebate

Up to

$3,500 rebate

Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers rebates for new, leased, or converted Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). The rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased between November 1, 2016, and December 31, 2019 and range from $1,000 to $3,500 depending on vehicle type and MSRP. Learn more here.

Georgia Incentive

Georgia HOV Access

Qualified EVs and PHEVs can use designated HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle with an approved license plate. Learn more about how to qualify at the Georgia Department of Revenue website

 

Illinois Incentive

Illinois Reduced Registration Fee for EVs

The Illinois Secretary of State Vehicle Services Department offers discounted vehicle registration fees to residents who drive electric vehicles. To learn more about registration discounts and how to apply, visit the Cyber Drive Illinois website.

Maryland Rebate

40% off

Maryland Charging Equipment Rebate

The State of Maryland offers a rebate of 40% off the cost of electric vehicle charging equipment and installation. This rebate can be redeemed for up to $700 for individuals, $4,000 for businesses, and $5,000 for retail service stations. Visit the Maryland Energy Administration website for more information and how to apply.

Maryland Incentive

Maryland HOV Access

Qualified alternative fuel vehicles may use designated HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle with a displayed HOV permit in the vehicle. Learn more about how to apply for a HOV permit at the Maryland Department of Transportation website

Maryland Tax Credit

Up to

$3,000 tax credit

Maryland Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Vehicles purchased new and titled for the first time between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2020, are eligible for a credit up to $3,000, calculated as $100 per kWh of battery capacity. For more information, including the request form, see the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's Excise Tax Credit for PEVs website.

Massachusetts Rebate

Up to

$1,500 rebate

Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV)

The "Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles" (MOR-EV) program offers a $1,500 rebate on full battery electric cars. Leased vehicles with a term of at least 36 months are also eligible. Cars with range-extending internal combustion engines are not allowed and the sticker price of the car must be under $50,000 to qualify. This incentive is set to expire September 30, 2019. Learn more here.

New Jersey Incentive

10% discount on toll

New Jersey HOV Access and Toll Discount

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority allows qualified electric hybrid 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. Learn more here.

New Jersey Incentive

New Jersey Zero Emission Vehicle Tax Exemption

The State of New Jersey offers tax exemptions to qualifying Zero Emissions Vehicles with an Exempt Use Certificate. Learn more about how to apply for a certificate and which vehicles qualify at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website.

New York Incentive

New York HOV Access

Through the Clean Pass Program, qualified vehicles may use the Long Island Expressway HOV lanes regardless of the number of passengers in the vehicle. Vehicles must display the Clean Pass vehicle sticker, which is available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

New York Incentive

10% discount on toll

New York Plug-In Electric Vehicle Toll Discount

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.

New York Rebate

Up to

$2,000 rebate

New York Plug-In Electric Vehicle 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. Learn more here.

Pennsylvania Rebate

Up to

$1,500 rebate

Pennsylvania Alternative Fuel Vehicle 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 $1,500 on eligible vehicles to assist with the incremental cost of the purchase of new AFVs. Learn more here

Virginia Incentive

Virginia HOV Access

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. See the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website for a complete list of qualifying vehicles. For more information, see the Virginia Department of Transportation HOV Lanes website.