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Government and utility incentives can make owning EV charging stations even more rewarding. Check out what grants, rebates and tax credits are available for purchasing and installing stations in your region by clicking on your state in the map below.
Commercial Federal Tax Credit
Businesses that purchased and installed electric vehicle charging stations between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016 may be eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the qualifying costs, up to $30,000. Businesses with multiple sites are allowed to use the credit at each site. Permitting and inspection fees are not qualifying costs.
Alabama Power Company offers a $500 rebate to install Level 2 charging stations at commercial buildings served directly by Alabama Power Company. This is a pilot program and rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the utility at 800-990-2726 to confirm if incentive is still available.
The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is offering EV charger rebates to eligible customers that own or operate a school or non-profit, as well as multifamily and mixed use properties. Qualifying organizations in the CPAU service area can receive up to $30,000 for installing EVSE that will be available to multiple users. Rebates are limited to Level 2 EVSEs or higher. EVSEs must be installed with a J1772 plug.
The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District is requesting proposals for Level 2 EV charging stations at retail business locations and points of interest throughout the County. Grant funds will cover the cost of charging equipment and installation up to $5,000. This is a first-come, first-served funding opportunity and applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Charge! program offers grants to offset a portion of the cost of purchasing, installing and operating new publicly available charging stations within the Air District’s jurisdiction. Projects may request up to $4,000 per level 2 charging station and up to $25,000 per DC fast charging station, and must qualify for at least $10,000 in total project eligible costs. Applications for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity will be accepted until May 22, 2017 or before, if funds are exhausted. Projects for charging stations that are not publicly available may apply for funding on a case-by-case basis.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Commercial Electric Charger Incentive Program is accepting rebate applications for Level 2 and DC fast chargers on a first-come, first-served basis. SMUD is providing $1,500 per Level 2 EV charging port at workplace and multifamily locations with a maximum of 20 incentives per property. SMUD is offering an incentive up to $100,000 per DC fast charger.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) Charge Up LA! Program offers rebates for Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at commercial and multi-family locations. LADWP commercial customers are eligible to receive up to $4,000 per single-port EV charging station and up to $4,750 per dual-port EV charging station. A maximum of 20 rebates are available per customer depending on the number of parking spaces available at the location. This first-come, first-served funding opportunity applies to qualifying customers who purchase and install Level 2 EV charging stations at their place of business for employees, tenants, visitors or customers.
Property Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE") financing program allows property owners to borrow funds to pay for energy improvements, including purchasing and installing EVSE. The borrower repays over a defined period of time through a special assessment on the property. Local governments in California are authorized to establish PACE programs. Property owners must agree to the program guidelines to receive financing. Financing available for up to 15% of the first $700,000 of the property value and 10% of the remaining property value.
The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVQMD) is offering up to 80% reimbursement on the equipment and installation of EV charging stations. This opportunity is available for but not limited to LEED certified buildings, retail centers, centers of worship, hospitals and public transit areas (bus depots, train stations, park & rides). The program is open until all funds are exhausted.
The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program offers incentives for commercial charging station projects. The program offers reimbursements of up to $20,000 per DC fast charger and up to $10,000 per Level 2 charger for public and non-profit entities. The program offers reimbursements up to $15,000 per DC fast charger and up to $7,500 per Level 2 charger for private entities. All charging stations must be installed in Santa Barbara County. Applications for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity will be accepted until funds are exhausted.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Charge Up! Program offers incentives for commercial charging station deployment projects. The program offers reimbursements of up to $5,000 per Level 2 single port charger and up to $6,000 per dual port Level 2 charger. Applicants may apply for up to $50,000 per year for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity until program funds are exhausted. If you are interested and installing Level 3/DC fast chargers, please contact the District at (559) 230-5800 to review the eligibility of your project.
The Burbank Water and Power (BWP) Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate offers rebates of $1,000 for Level 2 EV chargers. Up to four rebates are available per BWP multi-family house account or commercial account. Chargers must be new and have a purchase and installation date of July 1, 2015 or later. Application must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until rebate funds are exhausted.
The Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) PEV Charger Rebate Program provides a rebate of up to $400 to PWP customers who purchase and install a qualifying Level 2 charger for employee's vehicle charging. Up to two incentives are available per PWP commercial account. Applications for this first-come, first-served rebate opportunity will be accepted until rebate funds have been exhausted.
The Anaheim Public Utilities PEV Charger Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to $500 to customers that install Level 2 chargers at their business. Customers will be reimbursed for eligible out-of-pocket expenses which include the price of the charger and installation costs. In addition to the rebate, the City's permit fees related to the installation of the EV charger will be waived. Rebate applications will be accepted subject to availability of funds.
Grants for EV charging stations are periodically available through the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.
The Regional Air Quality Council Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Grant is available to local governments, educational institutions, non-profit agencies, apartment complexes and businesses with multi-vehicle parking facilities in the Denver Metro Area for 80% of the cost or up to $3,260 for Level 2 single port charging stations, $6,260 for Level 2 dual port charging stations, $13,000 for DC Fast single connection charging stations, and $16,000 for DC Fast multiple connection charging stations. Grant applications open periodically. For entities outside of the Denver Metro Area, the Colorado Energy Office Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Grant covers 80% of the cost or up to $3,260 for Level 2 single port charging stations, $6,260 for Level 2 dual port charging stations, $13,000 for DC Fast single connection charging stations, and $16,000 for DC Fast multiple connection charging stations. Grant applications open periodically.
The Delaware Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebate Program offers a rebate of 75% of the cost up to $2,500 for businesses and 75% of the cost up to $5,000 for workplaces to install Level 2 charging stations. Rebates are limited to six chargers per business and workplace. The rebates are available for charging stations purchased between November 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
District of Columbia
Through December 31, 2026, eligible applicants can receive an Income Tax Credit pursuant to D.C. Code 47-1806.12 in the amount of 50% of the equipment and labor costs up to $10,000, directly attributable to the purchase and installation of qualified public electric vehicle charging stations.
The ChargeUP! Sarasota County program will rebate up to half the cost of buying and installing new charging stations in Sarasota County. ChargeUP! will provide certain types of non-profit and government organizations with rebates of 50 percent - up to a maximum of $4,000 - of the cost to purchase and install a publicly available charging station. Select businesses will be eligible for rebates of 25 percent, with a $2,000 maximum. Funding is limited. Learn more and find application information at the ChargeUP! rebate program web page.
Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers a $200 rebate to install Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations for business and multi-family residential customers.
The Alliant Energy Level 2 Charging Station Rebate offers rebates of $1,000 for single-port Level 2 charging stations and $1,500 for dual-port Level 2 charging stations (limit 2 stations per commercial location). Rebates are available for Alliant Energy commercial and industrial electric customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. The charging station must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until rebate funds are exhausted.
The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides 50% or up to $25,000 for hardware costs to employers installing Level 2 charging stations. The MassEVIP Fleets Program offers financial assistance to eligible entities for Level 2 dual-head charging stations with the acquisition of at least one battery electric vehicle (BEV). Charging station incentives are based on the number of BEVs acquired; $7,500 for one to two BEVs acquired, $10,500 for three to four BEVs acquired, and $13,500 for five or more BEVs acquired. MassEVIP’s funding is subject to availability.
The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit is available to Missouri taxpayers for 20% or up to $20,000 for businesses of the cost of a charging station. The tax credit is authorized through January 1, 2018 but is subject to annual funding appropriations.
Kansas City Power & Light is also taking applications for businesses to host charging stations through the KCP&L Clean Charge Network Program.
The Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant provides workplaces up to $5,000 per Level 2 charging station. Grant recipients must complete installation within one year of executing a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until rebate funds are exhausted.
The Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Recharging Property Credit is available through December 31, 2017 and provides a tax credit of up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of charging stations by businesses and corporations.
The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit is a one-time income tax credit available through January 1, 2020 to corporations for up to 75% of the cost of an electric vehicle charging station project. Tax credits can be claimed on multiple properties although some restrictions apply.
The Residential Alternative Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure Tax Credit is available through December 31, 2017 to homebuilders for 50% of the costs, up to $750 of EV charging equipment.
The Alliant Energy Level 2 Charging Station Rebate offers rebates of $1,000 for single-port Level 2 charging stations and $1,500 for dual-port Level 2 charging stations. Rebates are available for Alliant Energy commercial and industrial electric customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. The charging station must be purchased and installed between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until rebate funds are exhausted.