Incentives that Kick Gas

The rewards of going electric may be even bigger than you think. New incentives can save you time and money, and may include carpool lane stickers, tax rebates such as the $7,500 federal credit, and more. Check out what's available in your region by clicking on your state in the map below.

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Arizona


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California

  • HOV Lane Access: ZEVs and PHEVs are eligible for Clean Air Vehicle decals to access HOV lanes. The decals are subject to availability.
  • Rebate: The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers $2,500 for the purchase or lease of new zero emission vehicles and $1,500 for plug-in hybrids. Zero-emission motorcycles may receive up to $900. Rebate eligibility is subject to income caps. Review the CVRP website for more information.
  • Rebate: The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Drive Clean Rebate offers a rebate to local residents and businesses for purchasing EVs. The rebate is $3,000 for zero emission vehicles and $2,000 for plug-in hybrids. The local rebate can also be combined with state and federal rebates.
  • Rebate: The Monterey Bay Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides a rebate of $2,500 for qualified all-electric vehicles and $1,500 for plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased or leased after March 17, 2016. Applicants must be a California resident in either Santa Cruz, Monterey or San Benito County.

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Colorado

  • Tax Credit: Available until January 1, 2022, the purchase or lease of a qualified EV may be eligible for up to a $5,000 tax credit at the dealership beginning January 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.chargeaheadcolorado.com/.

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Connecticut

  • Rebate: The CHEAPR Program provides $3,000 for the purchase or lease of new clean vehicles, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles.

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Delaware

  • Rebate: The Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program offers a $2,200 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle. The program also offers $1,100 towards retrofitting an internal combustion engine vehicle into a dedicated electric vehicle. Rebates are limited to five vehicles per fleet and limited to one rebate per person. The rebate is available until December 31, 2016.

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Florida

  • Jacksonville Energy Authority offers a rebate for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in electric vehicle. Rebate amounts vary by vehicle battery capacity: $500 for vehicles with capacity <15kWh, and $1000 for vehicles with capacity >15kWh.

  • Gulf Power offers a offers a $750 incentive to help plug-in electric vehicle drivers offset the cost to install appropriate plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This program is limited to the first 1,000 participants and expires on December 31, 2018.

  • HOV Lane Access: For just $5 a year, Federal Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) and hybrids may access HOV lanes with an HOV decal.

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Georgia

  • HOV Lane Access: Plug-in electric vehicles are allowed access to HOV lanes with a permit valid through September 30, 2017.

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Hawaii

  • HOV Lane Access: State law allows vehicles with an EV license plate to access HOV lanes.
  • Free Public Parking: State law may exempt vehicles with an EV license plate from parking meter fees at state and county facilities.

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Louisiana


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Maryland

  • HOV Lane Access: Plug-in electric vehicles are allowed access to HOV lanes with a permit valid through September 30, 2017.

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Massachusetts

  • Rebate: The MOR-EV Program provides $2,500 for the purchase or lease of new electric vehicles, including battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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New Jersey

  • Sales Tax Exemption: A sales tax exemption is available for the purchase or lease of zero emission electric vehicles.
  • HOV Lane Access: Qualified hybrid vehicles can use the HOV lane from Interchange 11 to Interchange 14 during certain times. For more information, click here.

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North Carolina

  • HOV Lane Access: Qualified plug-in electric vehicles, dedicated natural gas vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles may use North Carolina HOV lanes, regardless of the number of occupants. This exemption expires September 30, 2019.

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Pennsylvania

  • Rebate: The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program provides a rebate of $1,000 for small-battery EVs (with battery system capacity less than 10 kWh). Interested customers must submit an application to the program within 6 months of EV purchase.

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Tennessee


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Utah

  • HOV Lane Access: Qualified plug in hybrids, pure electric and hybrids can apply for a Clean Fuel Vehicle Decal (“C Decal”) for access to the HOV lane.

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Virginia

  • HOV Lane Access: Qualified hybrids, PHEVs and EVs may purchase a clean fuel license plate for $25 annually to access HOV lanes.

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Washington

  • Sales Tax Exemption: Plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles able to travel at least 30 miles on a battery and cost $42,500 or less are exempt from state retail sales tax. This exemption will be in effect through July 1, 2019.