The government is handing out free money. Here’s how to get it.
For certain states and localities, the government offers compensation for the installation of commercial electric vehicle charging states. Below is a breakdown of the opportunities for compensation that exist in various states. Note that these rules are changing frequently. Check in with your local and state governments for the most current information.
The electric vehicle tax credit on a charging station is 30% up to $1,000 for consumers and $30,000 for business.
A tax credit applies to everyday electric vehicle owners and businesses. A maximum of $75 in tax credit is available to individuals for the installation of EV charging stations. More information on incentives in Arizona can be found here: https://www.dmv.org/az-arizona/green-driver-state-incentives.php
The Alternative and Renewable Fuel Vehicle Technology program (https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/clean-transportation-program) offers financial incentives for businesses, vehicle and technology manufacturers, workforce training partners, fleet owners, consumers and academic institutions with the goal of developing and using alternative and renewable fuels.
In addition, some cities offer special programs just within their city limits. https://driveclean.ca.gov/search-incentives
The Regional Air Quality Council provides grants to support Plug-in Electric Vehicle adoption in fleets. Regional Air Quality Council grants can cover 80% of the incremental cost of qualified Plug-in Electric Vehicles up to $8,260. The Colorado Energy Office and Regional Air Quality Council grants can fund 80% of the cost of electric vehicle supply equipment, up to $6,260. More information on incentives in Colorado can be found here: https://energyoffice.colorado.gov/zero-emission-vehicles/zero-emission-vehicle-tax-credits
Connecticut Clean Fuel Program provides funding to municipalities and state agencies regarding project cost and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment. More information on incentives in Connecticut can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Air/Mobile-Sources/EVConnecticut/EVConnecticut—Incentives
District of Columbia
A tax credit of up to 50% of the equipment costs for the purchase and installation of alternative fuel infrastructures. The maximum credit is $1,000 per residential charging stations and $10,000 per public fueling stations. More information on incentives in District of Columbia can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=DC
Property owners may apply to local government for assistance in funding Electric Vehicle Charging Station installations on their property. In Orlando, the Orlando Utilities Commission offers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the installation and purchase of electric vehicle supply equipment. The Orlando Utilities Commission offer varies by program year and expires on September 30, 2016. More information on incentives in Florida can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=FL
10% of the cost of Electric Vehicle Charging equipment of up to $2,500 is available in the form of an income tax credit. More information on incentives in Georgia can be found here: https://www.georgiapower.com/residential/save-money-and-energy/products-programs/electric-vehicles/buying-an-ev.html
An income tax credit of up to 50% of the cost of converting or purchasing an alternative fueling station. More information on incentives in Louisiana can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/6603
The Maryland Energy Administration has an income tax credit equal to 20% pf the cost of qualifies electric vehicle supply equipment. The credit cannot exceed the lesser of $400 or the state income tax for that year. More information on incentives in Maryland can be found here: https://energy.maryland.gov/transportation/Pages/incentives_evserebate.aspx
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Clean Vehicle project provides grants to both public and private fleets to purchase alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicles. More information on incentives in Massachusetts can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-massevip-workplace-fleet-charging-incentives
Consumers Energy provides qualified customers with a reimbursement of $2,500 to cover the purchase, installation and wiring for a qualified Level Two electric vehicle charging station. More information on incentives in Michigan can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=MI
There is an income tax credit for the cost of installing a qualified electric vehicle charging station. The credit is up to 20% or $15,000 for residential and $20,000 for commercial installation of the refueling property. This is available from January 1, 2015 until January 1, 2018. More information on incentives in Missouri can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/6450
Nebraska offers residential and commercial customers a $500 rebate for the installation of an eligible Level 2 EVSE. Participants must purchase the EVSE through NPPD or SPPD. Residential customers are eligible for an additional rebate up to $200 for the pre-wiring necessary for EVSE installation. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information on incentives in Nebraska can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=NE
Charge Ready NY offers a $4,000 rebate per charging port when organizations install Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings. This translates into a significant savings of 30% to 80%, depending on the choice of charging station and installation costs. More information on incentives in New York can be found here: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Publications/Fact-Sheets/charge-ready-ny-rebate-for-level2-charging-stations.pdf
Clean Fuel Ohio shares information on various electric vehicle charging infrastructure rebates for both Level 2 and Level 3 chargers. More information on incentives in Ohio can be found here: https://cleanfuelsohio.org/dayton-power-and-light-settlement-includes-electric-vehicle-charger-rebates/
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) ChargeOK program offers grants for public EVSE. Eligible projects include direct current (DC) fast chargers located along designated plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) transportation corridors and DC fast chargers or Level 2 EVSE located at destination locations or community charging hubs. DEQ will award competitive grants for up to 80% of eligible project costs. More information on incentives in Oklahoma can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=OK
Portland General Electric offers a pilot program that provides up to a $500 rebate for residential customers who own or lease an electric vehicle to install a charger at home. Income-eligible customers could qualify for up to a $1,000 rebate. More information on incentives in Oregon can be found here: https://forthmobility.org/why-electric/incentives-savings
Through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Alternative Fueling Facilities Program grants are available for 50% of eligible costs of up to $600,000. The grants can be used to construct a facility to dispense alternative fuels. One such facility would be an electric charging station. Austin Energy customers who own an electric vehicle are eligible for a 50% rebate up to $1,500 of the cost of a Level 2 electric vehicle charging station. More information on incentives in Texas can be found here: https://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/green-driver-state-incentives.php
Public land used for operating or installing electric vehicle infrastructure are exempt from leasehold excise taxes until January 1, 2020. Puget Sound Energy has a rebate of $500 to customers who purchase and install level 2 electric vehicle chargers the rebate program is expected to run through November 1, 2016 dependent on available funds. More information on incentives in Washington can be found here: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=WA
If your state is not listed, then please contact your state directly. These programs are constantly evolving.