What are the incentives for buying EV chargers?

Since the Paris Climate Agreement, it's become clear that the world is ready to fight global warming. Many states are issuing lucrative grants and rebates to help install more electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and get more EVs on the road. See how much you can save!

What are the incentives for buying EV chargers?

Since the Paris Climate Agreement, it's become clear that the world is ready to fight global warming. Many states are issuing lucrative grants and rebates to help install more electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and get more EVs on the road. See how much you can save!

In North America, there are some pretty hefty electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) rebates and incentives. Find your state below to see what rebates you can claim. (Not all states have EVSE rebates).

UNITED STATES
Arizona California Colorado
DC Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Indiana Iowa Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Nevada New Hampshire    New Jersey
New York North Carolina Ohio
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
Texas Utah Vermont
Washington Wisconsin Wyoming

CANADA
British Columbia    Quebec

 



Arizona

Salt River Project (SRP) Workplace EVSE Rebate offers a rebate to business customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees. The rebate is $500 per Level 2 EVSE charging port installed, limited to 12 per business.

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California

Burbank Water and Power (BWP) Charging Station Rebate provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive up to $2,000 for each charger and up to four rebates per fiscal year. Residential customers get up to $500.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers:

  • Residential customers get a $599 rebate or a free Level 2 EVSE charging port with the purchase of any plug-in electric vehicle (hybrid or full electric).
  • Multi-family properties and workplaces get a $1,500 incentive for every Level 2 EVSE port installed (up to 20 ports).
  • Anyone looking to install public DC charging can get an incentive of up to $120,000 for each project. Limit six projects per year.

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) Charging Station Program offers rebates for Level 2 EVSE for workplaces and multifamily properties (market rate and low income with four or more units) of up to $2,500 per port.

PG&E Sponsorship & Ownership Program offers rebates for Level 2 EVSE at workplaces and multifamily properties within the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) territory. Rebates range from $575-$2,300 per port (depending on location) with certain areas qualifying for free installation and station management as well.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Charge Up! Program provides funding for public agencies and businesses for the purchase and installation of new, publicly accessible Level 2 EVSE. A single port charging station is eligible for up to $5,000 per unit, and a dual port station may receive up to $6,000 per unit. There is an annual funding cap of $50,000 per applicant.

The Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates of up to $70,000 per DC fast charger for installations at new sites, and 75% of total project costs (up to $40,000) per DC fast charger for installations at replacement or make-ready sites. Installations in disadvantaged communities are eligible for rebates for 80% of the total project cost (up to $80,000) per DC fast charger — regardless of installation site type.

The Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission, offers rebates of up to $4,000 for single port Level 2 EVSE and up to $7,000 for dual port EVSE towards the purchase and installation of the unit.

LA DWP “Charge Up LA!” Fund offers up to $5,000 per Level 2 single-port EVSE, with an additional $750 per extra charge port.

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Colorado

Charge Ahead Colorado is a program developed by the Colorado Energy Office and the Regional Air Quality Council to advance the transition to electric vehicles and improve air quality. The program offers funding for the purchase of Level 2 and DC EVSE of 80% the cost of the stations ($9,000 for dual port Level 2 EVSE and $30,000 for DC EVSE).

Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) EVSE Rebate provides rebates to residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Eligible customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive a rebate of 35% of the cost of their station (up to $250).

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Delaware

Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, offers rebates for new Level 2 EVSE purchased for use at commercial and residential locations. Rebate amounts are 50% of the cost of a residential charging station (up to $500) and 75% of the cost of a commercial or workplace charging station (up to $2,500 per port).

Delaware Code Retail electricity customers with at least one grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) may qualify to receive kilowatt-hour credits for energy discharged to the grid from the EV's battery at the same rate that the customer pays to charge the battery.

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D.C.

Public Charging Station Tax Credit states that publicly available charging stations in D.C. come with a tax incentive where up to 50% of costs (up to $10,000) can be claimed as a tax credit for public charging stations. There does not seem to be a clause excluding chargers at residential buildings, therefore, it may be possible to get a larger tax credit if you make your home charger available for public charging in DC. Also any unused portion of the tax credit may by carried forward up to two years.

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Florida

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers rebates of $200 per Level 2 EVSE to commercial and multi-family building customers.

Gulf Power offers rebates of $750 to residential customers for the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Applicants must supply proof of purchase or lease of a new or preowned plug-in electric vehicle (PEV).

Brickell Energy aFLoat Program offers two different incentives to facilitate the installation of Level 2 EVSE in Florida. Through the aFLoat Host Agreement, Brickell Energy will rebate a portion of the cost of hardware, network service plans, management service, and warranties. Eligible hosts include commercial real estate property owners and managers. The aFLoat Rental Plan allows eligible hosts to pay no upfront costs for any charging stations, and to instead rent them from Brickell Energy for a fixed monthly rate.

ChargeUP! Sarasota County offers rebates to businesses, non-profits, and local governments within Sarasota County for the installation of qualified Level 2 or DC fast charging EVSE. Businesses are eligible for a rebate of 25% of the cost of EVSE purchase and installation, up to $2,000, and non-profits or government organizations are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost of EVSE purchase and installation, up to $4,000.

Duke Energy Park & Plug program offers Duke Energy customers free Level 2 EVSE, along with warranty and installation, at publicly accessible parking spots. Participants must have available parking that is safe, well-lit, paved, ADA compliant, and within close proximity to an adequate power source. Once installed, site hosts can choose whether to offer the charging for free or to charge a fee. (Hosts responsible for electricity costs).

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Georgia

Georgia Power offers a rebate to residential customers, businesses, and builders who install Level 2 EVSE. Customers are eligible for a $250, $500, and $100 rebate, respectively, for each dedicated circuit installed through December 31, 2018.

Electric Vehicle Charger Tax Credit from Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) states eligible business enterprise may claim an income tax credit for the purchase or lease of qualified EVSE provided that the EVSE is located in the state and accessible to the public. The amount of the credit is 10% of the cost of the EVSE, up to $2,500.

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Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, offer time-of-use rates for commercial customers with EVSE. The pilot rates are available to customers on Oahu, in Maui County, and on the Island of Hawaii.

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Idaho

Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC) offers a rebate of $5,000 toward the purchase of publicly accessible EVSE. Eligible entities include businesses and municipalities in the communities surrounding Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

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Indiana

NIPSCO's IN-Charge At Home Electric Vehicle Program offers a reduced rate for plug-in electric vehicle charging during off-peak hours for those enrolled in the program. The program is in effect until December 31, 2018.

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Iowa

Alliant Energy offers a rebate to commercial and industrial customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees or the public. The rebate is $1,000 for the purchase of a single connector EVSE, and $1,500 for a dual connector EVSE.

Alliant Energy offers a $250 rebate to residential customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE. The EVSE must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

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Maryland

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers an EVSE rebate program to an individual, business, or state/local government entity for the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE. Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2020, participants can claim rebates for 40% of the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE.

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Massachusetts

Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS), from the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, provides residential customers of participating Massachusetts municipal light plants (MLPs) with free or discounted Level 2 EVSE through the program.

The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides grants for the purchase or lease of qualified plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), zero emission electric motorcycles (ZEMs), and Level 2 EVSE. Grants are available for up to $7,500 for the purchase or lease of a PEV, up to $750 for the purchase or lease of a ZEM and up to $13,500 for the purchase or lease of Level 2 EVSE.

The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides grants for 50% of the cost of Level 1 or Level 2 workplace EVSE — up to $25,000. Eligible applicants include employers with 15 or more employees in a non-residential place of business.

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources' Clean Vehicle Project offers grant funding for public and private fleets to purchase alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure, as well as idle reduction technology. Eligible vehicles include those fueled by natural gas, propane, and electricity, including hybrid electric, solar electric, and hydraulic hybrid vehicles.

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Michigan

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) offers a pilot time-of-use charging rate to single- or multi-family dwellings of four units or less with separately metered Level 2 EVSE. Additional terms and conditions apply.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate from the Indiana Michigan Power offers a special time-of-use rate option to residential customers who own a qualified PEV. Indiana Michigan Power also provides rebates of up to $2,500 to residential customers who purchase or lease a new PEV 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.

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Minnesota

Connexus Energy offers a $500 rebate to residential customers towards the installation of a qualified Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants must enroll in a time-of-use rate.

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Nevada

The Nevada Office of Energy will establish the Nevada Clean Energy Fund to fund qualified clean energy projects, including any program, technology, product, or service that supports the deployment of AFVs and related infrastructure — including the installation of Level 2 EVSE.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) offers rebates for residential and commercial customers to install EVSE. Residential customers may receive a rebate of up to $300 to install EVSE and a separate electric meter. Commercial customers may receive a rebate of 50% of the installed cost, up to $2,500, per EVSE unit to install a maximum of two Level 2 or DC fast chargers and a required separate electric meter.

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New Jersey

Drive Green NJ It Pay$ to Plug-In offers $5,000-$6,000 per Level 2 single/dual port EVSE installed. Requirements focus on public parking, workplace, and multi-unit dwelling.

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New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in partnership with EV Connect, offers rebates for municipalities, businesses, workplaces, retail locations, universities, schools, hospitals, and public parking facilities to purchase and install EVSE. Rebate amounts are up to $8,000 per EVSE unit.

NYSERDA Charge Ready NY is a $5M dollar fund which offers $4,000 per Level 2 EVSE port installed. Requirements focus on public parking, workplace, and multi-unit dwelling.

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North Carolina

Randolph EMC's Electric Vehicle Utility Program (REVUP) offers rebates for residential customers of $500 towards the purchase of residential Level 2 EVSE.

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Ohio

American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio offers financial incentives for the hardware, network services, and installation of EVSE for up to 300 Level 2 and 75 DC fast charging stations. Incentives in varying amounts are available to all non-residential customers that have a valid AEP Ohio account.

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Oregon

Ashland Electric’s Empower EV Incentive offers workplaces a $500 rebate on new Level 2 charging stations. Equipment must be purchased before March 31, 2019 to qualify.

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Pennsylvania

PA DEP “Driving PA Forward” is a $7.7M dollar fund which offers $4,000-$5,000 per Level 2 EVSE installed. Requirements focus on public parking, workplace, and multi-unit dwelling.

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Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Charge Up! Program provides rebates to state and municipal agencies for the purchase and installation of publicly accessible EVSE, both Level 2 or DC fast chargers. Agencies are eligible for up to $60,000 in incentives for EVSE that are installed and operational on or after July 1, 2016.

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Texas

Plug-In Austin gives electric vehicle owners in the Austin Energy service area may be eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost to purchase and install a qualified Level 2 EVSE — up to $1,500.

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Utah

Rocky Mountain Power provides rebates to non-residential and multi-family customers towards the purchase of Level 2 and DC Fast EVSE. Customers installing Level 2 EVSE may receive a rebate of 75% of equipment cost, up to $2,500 for single port stations and $3,500 for multi-port stations. Customers installing DC fast charging EVSE may receive a rebate of 75% of equipment and installation cost, up to $30,000 for single port stations and $42,000 for multi-port stations.

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Vermont

Green Mountain Power (GMP) residential customers are eligible for a free Level 2 EVSE when they purchase a new electric vehicle (EV). Residential customers that already own an EV may rent a Level 2 EVSE station for a low monthly fee.

Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) offers a bill credit of $500 per connector, up to $2,000, to VEC member businesses and public entities that install Level 2 or DC fast EVSE between July 2, 2017 and December 31, 2018.

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Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has developed a pilot funding program to strengthen and expand the West Coast Electric Highway network by deploying DC fast charging infrastructure along highway corridors in Washington. The first phase of the pilot program is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The program is not currently accepting applications (verified February 2018).

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Wisconsin

Alliant Energy offers a $250 rebate to residential customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE. The EVSE must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018.

Alliant Energy offers a rebate to commercial and industrial customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees or the public. The rebate is $1,000 for the purchase of a single connector EVSE, and $1,500 for a dual connector EVSE.

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Wyoming

Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC) offers a rebate of $5,000 toward the purchase of publicly accessible EVSE.

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British Columbia

Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) Charging Program from the BC government offers a 75% rebate for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 charging station.

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Quebec

Home Charging Station Rebate from the Quebec government offers a 50% rebate for the purchase and installation of a residential EVSE (up to $1,000)

Workplace Charging Station Rebate (aka Branche au Travail) offers a 75% rebate for the purchase and installation of workplace/public EVSE (up to $5,000)

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