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: http://www.dmv.org/az-arizona/green-driver-state-incentives.php
The Alternative and Renewable Fuel Vehicle Technology program (http://www.energy.ca.gov/altfuels/ ) 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. Here are a few examples. Check with your local city government to see if they offer a similar program.
- Anaheim: Offers a rebate of up to $500 to customers who purchase and install a Level 2 charger for employee’s vehicle charging.
- Los Angeles: The Department of Water and Power’s program Charge Up L.A.! (https://www.ladwp.com/ev ) provides rebates to residential and commercial customers who install Level 2 chargers.
- Santa Barbara: There are incentives for commercial charging stations. Reimbursements of $20,000 for DC fast chargers and up to $10,000 per Level 2 charger for public entities. For private entities, there is a reimbursement available for $15,000 per DC fast charger and up to $7,500 per Level 2 charger.
More information on incentives in California can be found here: http://driveclean.ca.gov/pev/Incentives.php?submit=submit&bev=1
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: http://refuelcolorado.com/incentives
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: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2684&q=527866&deepNav_GID=1619
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: http://www.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: http://www.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://epd.georgia.gov/air/alternative-fuels-and-tax-credits
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity provides rebates to offset the cost of Level 2 Charging Stations. The maximum rebate is $49,000 or 50% of the total project cost for up to 15 charging stations. More information on incentives in Illinois can be found here: http://www.driveelectricillinois.org/incentives
The Northern Indian Public Service Company offers up to $1,650 in credit to purchase and install residential electric vehicle charging stations and free plug-in electric vehicle charging during non-peak hours. More information on incentives in Indiana can be found here: https://www.nipsco.com/our-services/in-charge-electric-vehicle-program/in-charge-around-town
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: http://www.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: http://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: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/air/grants/workplace-charging.html
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: http://www.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: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/6450
The Nebraska Energy Office administers the Dollar and Energy Savings Loan Program. This gives low-cost loans for a variety of alternative fuel projects including the purchase of an electric charging station or equipment. More information on incentives in Nebraska can be found here: http://www.neo.ne.gov/loan/index.html
There is a tax credit for 50% of the cost, up to $5,000 for the installation and purchase of an electric vehicle charging station. This credit is available until December 31, 2017. More information on incentives in New York can be found here: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Cleantech-and-Innovation/Electric-Vehicles/Electric-Vehicle-Programs
The Alternative Fuel Transportation Grant Program may provide grants and loans toward the cost of purchasing and installing fueling facilities offering alternative fuels. The grants and loans may be cover up to 80% of the costs. More information on incentives in Ohio can be found here: http://www.cleanfuelsohio.org/fleet-solutions/incentives/
When installing alternative fuel infrastructure including electric vehicle charging stations, there is a tax credit for up to 75% of the costs. More information on incentives in Oklahoma can be found here: http://www.okcleancities.org/state-tax-incentives
Qualified Residents may receive a tax credit of 25% of alternative fuel infrastructure costs of up to $750. There is also a tax credit for business. Business owners may be eligible for a tax credit of 35% of eligible costs for alternative fuel infrastructure projects. More information on incentives in Oregon can be found here: http://driveoregon.org/discover/incentives/
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: http://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: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/state_summary?state=WA
If your state is not listed, then please contact your state directly. These programs are constantly evolving.