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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HOV Lane Access: If you have a current AFV special plate, you can use the HOV freeway lanes at any time, regardless of the number of passengers.
- HOV Lane Access: ZEVs 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. Consumers with household incomes less than or equal to 300 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for an increased rebate amount.
- Bill credit: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is offering a $200 Electric Vehicle Climate Credit for driving a clean vehicle. SDG&E customers can apply for the bill credit each year that you drive or lease the clean vehicle.
- Rebate: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is offering a $1,000 point-of-sale rebate specifically for teachers and first responders that work and reside in SDG&E territory. The rebate is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is good while limited funds are available.
- Rebate: Redding Electric Utility (REU) is offering a $1,000 account credit for the purchase or lease of a new qualified electric vehicle (up to 2). See the REU Residential EV Rebate Application for complete list of terms and conditions. REU is also offering $1,000 for the purchase or lease of a new qualified electric vehicle (up to 10).
- Rebate: The Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Clean Fuels Rebate program offers a $500 rebate for owning or leasing an eligible plug-in electric vehicle. This offering is only available to PG&E customers with an active residential electricity account.
- Rebate:The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Drive Electric Incentive offers SMUD residential customers a $599 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new PEV. Applications must be postmarked within 180 days of the date of purchase or lease of PEV, additional Terms and Conditions apply.
- Rebate: The Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) is offering a rebate for electric vehicles for residents of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. Applicants must purchase or lease an eligible new vehicle before applying for a rebate. MBARD is providing $2,000 rebates for new battery electric vehicles, $1,000 for new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, $500 for new electric motorcycles, $1,000 for used battery electric vehicles, and $500 for used plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Rebates will be issued starting July 1, 2017. This program is first-come, first-served and rebates are issued pending on availability of funds.
- Rebate: The Southern California Edison (SCE) Clean Fuels Rewards program offers a $450 rebate for driving a new, used, or leased electric vehicle (battery electric or plug-in hybrid). This offering is only available to SCE customers with an active residential electricity account. If you have multiple eligible EVs in your household, you may receive a rebate for each vehicle if you otherwise qualify.
- 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 up to $3,000 for zero emission vehicles and up to $2,000 for plug-in hybrids. The local rebate can also be combined with state and federal rebates.
- Rebate: The Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) offers a rebate program for the purchase or lease of an eligible clean vehicle. Rebates include $3,000 for battery electric and $2,000 for plug-in hybrid. The District territory includes the northern and coastal regions of Sonoma County, including Healdsburg, Cloverdale, and Guerneville.
- Tax Credit: Alt Fuel Vehicle Tax Credits are 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.
- Rebate: The CHEAPR Program offers $3,000 for vehicles with greater than 18 kWh battery capacity, $1,500 for vehicles with 7 to 18 kWh battery capacity, and $750 for vehicles with less than 7 kWh battery capacity if the vehicle was purchased before July 1, 2016. For eligible vehicles purchased on or after July 1, 2017, the CHEAPR Program offers $3,000 for vehicles with greater than 18 kWh battery capacity, $1,500 for vehicles with 10 to 18 kWh battery capacity, and $750 for vehicles with less than 10 kWh battery capacity. Rebate is only valid for cars with a list price of $60,000 or below.
- HOV Lane Access: For just $5 a year, Federal Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) and hybrids may access HOV lanes with an HOV decal.
Rebate: Gulf Power 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: Alternative Fuel vehicles properly licensed with an AF license plate may use HOV lanes.
- Tax Credit: The Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit can be applied to 10% of your vehicle purchase cost, or $2,500, whichever is less. This tax credit is available until January 1, 2022.
- Rebate: Central Maine Power’s 2018 Electric Vehicle Matching Grant Program is offering “matching grant” awards of up to $5,000 towards the purchase or lease of a Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) to non-profit and municipality CMP customers. There is a limit of one grant award per application. Applications may be submitted until October 15, 2018.
- Tax Credit: The State of Maryland provides $100 per kWh of battery capacity, up to $3,000 maximum per credit, starting July 1, 2017. Eligible vehicles must meet 5kWh capacity minimum. MSRP cap of $60,000 for eligibility.
- HOV Lane Access: State law allows plug-in electric vehicles to access HOV lanes with a permit valid through September 30, 2022.
- 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.
- Rebate: New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) is offering rebates for up to $1,000 for NHEC members who purchase or lease a new or used electric vehicle (BEV or PHEV) or electric motorcycle (EM). To receive program rebates, the vehicle must be purchased or leased between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. NHEC reserves the right to limit each member to two EV rebates per program year. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Rebate: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of new electric cars at participating car dealerships.
- HOV Lane Access: New York’s Clean Pass Program allows eligible low-emission, energy-efficient vehicles to use the 40-mile Long Island Espressway High Occupancy Vehicle (LIE/HOV) lanes, regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. Motorists whose estimated US EPA fuel economy rating averages at least 45 miles per gallon and meets the California Air Resources Board SULEV emissions standard will be allowed to participate by applying to the State Department of Motor Vehicles. See the Clean Pass Program website for details on how to apply and which vehicles are eligible.
- 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.
HOV Lane Access: Vehicles with Ontario green licence plates are allowed on all provincial HOV lanes, even with only one person in the vehicle.
- Rebate: The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program offers a Standard rebate of $2,500 for the purchase or lease of new EV with a battery capacity of 10 kWh or more and $1,500 for the purchase or lease of a new EV with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh. The Program also offers a Charge Ahead Rebate for the purchase or lease of a new or used battery electric vehicle for low- to moderate-income households. The Charge Ahead Rebate offers $2,500 towards the purchase or lease of a new or used battery electric vehicle only, and if the vehicle is new, the Charge Ahead Rebate can be combined with the Standard rebate for a total rebate of up to $5,000.
- Rebate: Ashland Electric’s Empower EV Incentive offers $300 for qualifying new or used battery electric vehicles and $200 for qualifying new or used plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Vehicles must be purchased during the pilot program window, between September 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.
- Rebate: The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) DRIVE program offers up to $2,500, based upon vehicle battery capacity, to qualified Rhode Island residents interested in purchasing or leasing an EV. The purchase or lease must be executed on or after the program start date of January 29, 2016.
HOV Lane Access: Hybrid vehicles with a Smart Pass sticker may use HOV lanes.
- Rebate: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has reinstated its Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive program (LDPLIP) to offer an up to $2,500 rebate incentive statewide to persons who purchase or lease an eligible light-duty electric vehicle powered by electric drive (plug-in or plug-in hybrid). The program expires May 31, 2019. This program is first-come, first-served and rebates are issued pending on availability of funds.
- Rebate: Denton Municipal Electric (DME) is offering a rebate of $300 for the purchase of an electric vehicle. Rebate applicants must agree to charge during the off-peak hours of 10pm to 7am. Registration address must be within DME service territory and served by DME.
- 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.