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Published on February 15th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

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Exploring Electric Car Subsidies & Incentives Across The US

February 15th, 2016 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

Plug In America has a great electric car subsidies and incentives resource on its website, but I figure a lot of people are not aware of it. It’s actually a map, and as you hover over each state, you can see a summary of financial subsidies and other incentives offered in that state. It’s definitely worth a look and a share.

Florida EV Incentives US

To make this more than a one-paragraph article, here are some of the states with the best and most interesting incentives:

Colorado

  • Up to a 75% tax credit on the cost premium of a fully electric cars (BEVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), with a max credit of $6,000.
  • Sales tax exemption

California

  • Up to $2,500 rebate for BEVs, $1,500 for PHEVs, and $900 for electric motorcycles and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).
  • Generally, special EV rates from electric utilities.
  • Carpool lane access for BEVs. (Previously, for PHEVs as well, but the cap for them has been reached. However, that incentive may come back for new PHEVs.)

Washington

  • BEVs exempt from state’s 6.5% sales tax.
  • PHEVs exempt from state’s 0.3% motor vehicle sales tax.
  • Charging station parts and labor costs also exempt from state sales tax.

Utah

  • 35% tax credit on price of an EV, up to $1,500 for a BEV and $1,000 for a PHEV.
  • Tax credit up to 50% of cost or $2,500 for an EV conversion.
  • HOV lane access.

Illinois

  • Rebate for 80% of the cost premium of buying an EV or converting a car to an EV, up to $4,000.

Massachusetts

  • $2,500 rebates for purchasing or leasing an electric car or electric motorcycle.

Delaware

  • $2,200 rebates for purchasing, leasing, or converting to an electric car.
  • Up to $500 rebate for purchasing an EVSE.

Maryland

  • Up to $3,000 income tax credit ($125/kWh of battery capacity).
  • Up to $900 rebate for purchase and installation of EVSE (50% of cost).
  • HOV access.

Tennessee

  • $2,500 rebates for purchasing or leasing a fully electric car, $1,500 for a PHEV.
  • Up to $500 rebate for purchasing an EVSE.

South Carolina

  • Up to $2,000 rebates for PHEVs.

Florida (since it’s my home state)

  • Carpool lane access in places for BEVs.
  • Exemption from most insurance surcharges.

North Carolina (since it’s my main after-college home state)

  • HOV lane access.
  • Emissions inspection exemption. (Woohoo!)

Related:

EV Subsidies Archives

EV Incentives Archives

EV Incentives EV Enthusiasts Think Are Most Enticing

EV Incentives Effective, Especially When Diverse

Norway EV Owner Survey — 10 Key Findings (+ Charts)

Electric Car Incentives & Market Uptake By Country

 
 


 


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