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 amounts are subject to change.
  • 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


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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

  • 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

  • Tax Credit: A one-time excise tax credit is available through June 30, 2017 for the purchase or lease of qualified plug-in electric vehicles. The credit is equal to of $125 times the kilowatt-hours of battery capacity of the vehicle not to exceed $3,000. 
  • 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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Pennsylvania

  • Rebate: The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program provides a rebate of $2,000 for large-battery EVs (battery capacity equal or greater than 10 kWh) or $1,000 for small-battery EVs (with battery system capacity less than 10 kWh). The rebate is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until 250 rebates are disbursed or June 30, 2016 whichever occurs first.

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South Carolina

  • Tax Credit: Available through December 31, 2016, you can receive an Income Tax Credit for qualified plug-in hybrid vehicles of $667, plus $111 if the vehicle has at least five kWh of battery capacity. You will receive an additional $111 for each kWh thereafter with a maximum credit of $2,000.

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Tennessee


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Utah

  • Tax Credit: Through December 31, 2016, the Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit provides an income tax credit of $1,000 for the purchase or lease of new PHEVs and $1,500 for the purchase or lease of qualified all-electric vehicles.
  • 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


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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 $35,000 or less are exempt from state retail sales tax. This exemption will be in effect through July 1, 2019.

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West Virginia