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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California

  • 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. Review the CVRP website for more information.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers can save $10,000 on the purchase of a new 2017 or 2018 BMW i3 or i3s electric vehicle (EV) including both all-electric (BEV) as well as range extender (REx) models. This offer is available through May 31, 2018.
  • Rebate: Nissan North America, Inc. is offering a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of the 2018 Nissan Leaf 3 to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers. Show a copy of your PG&E utility bill, your ID, as well as this flyer to receive the rebate. The offer expires July 2, 2018.
  • 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. To apply, provide a copy of your CA DMV registration card and a SDG&E residential account number.
  • 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. This is in addition to the up to $10,000 in state cash rebate and federal tax credit incentives available. 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). See the REU Commercial EV Rebate Application for complete list of terms and conditions.
  • 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. Download the application and submit via email, mail or fax.

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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 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.
  • Rebate: Eversource is joining Nissan to offer customers a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of a 2018 Nissan LEAF. To take advantage of the offer, Eversource customers need to bring the promotional flyer and a recent Eversource electric bill to a participating Nissan dealer. The offer expires July 2, 2018.

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Florida

  • Rebate: 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.

  • 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: 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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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: 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: Plug-in electric vehicles are allowed access to HOV lanes with a permit valid through September 30, 2018.
  • Rebate: FirstEnergy utility customers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia are eligible for a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP on the 2018 LEAF.  The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America Inc., through June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.  To qualify for the savings, customers should show their FirstEnergy utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at https://www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers/.
  • Rebate: FirstEnergy customers in New Jersey and Maryland are eligible for a $10,000 incentive toward the purchase of a new all-electric BMW i3. To redeem the incentive, customers just need to show their Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) or Potomac Edison bill to their local BMW dealership in New Jersey and Maryland and bring a completed Potomac Edison Customer Form click here or JCP&L Customer Information Form click here.  Authorized BMW dealers can be found at www.bmwusa.com/dealerlocator.  The special BMW incentive is available through July 31, 2018.  Dealer in-stock inventory may sell out sooner.

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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 Hampshire

  • 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: Eversource is joining Nissan to offer customers a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of a 2018 Nissan LEAF. To take advantage of the offer, Eversource customers need to bring the promotional flyer and a recent Eversource electric bill to a participating Nissan dealer. The offer expires July 2, 2018.

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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.
  • Rebate: FirstEnergy utility customers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia are eligible for a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP on the 2018 LEAF.  The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America Inc., through June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.  To qualify for the savings, customers should show their FirstEnergy utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at https://www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers/.
  • Rebate: FirstEnergy customers in New Jersey and Maryland are eligible for a $10,000 incentive toward the purchase of a new all-electric BMW i3. To redeem the incentive, customers just need to show their Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) or Potomac Edison bill to their local BMW dealership in New Jersey and Maryland and bring a completed Potomac Edison Customer Form click here or JCP&L Customer Information Form click here.  Authorized BMW dealers can be found at www.bmwusa.com/dealerlocator.  The special BMW incentive is available through July 31, 2018.  Dealer in-stock inventory may sell out sooner.

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New York

  • 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.

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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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Ohio

  • Rebate: Nissan North is offering a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of the 2018 Nissan Leaf 3 to American Electric Power (AEP) customers and employees. Show proof of AEP employment or a copy of your AEP utility bill as well as this flyer to receive the rebate. The offer expires June 30, 2018.
  • Rebate: FirstEnergy utility customers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia are eligible for a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP on the 2018 LEAF.  The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America Inc., through June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.  To qualify for the savings, customers should show their FirstEnergy utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at https://www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers/.

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Pennsylvania

  • Rebate: FirstEnergy utility customers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia are eligible for a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP on the 2018 LEAF.  The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America Inc., through June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.  To qualify for the savings, customers should show their FirstEnergy utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at https://www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers/.
  • Rebate: PECO is joining Nissan to offer customers a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of a 2018 Nissan LEAF. To qualify for the savings, customers must bring a copy of this flyer and show their PECO utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships. The offer expires June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.
  • Rebate: Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is joining Nissan to offer customers a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of a 2018 Nissan LEAF. To qualify for the savings, individuals should show their DLC utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at nissanusa.com/nissandealers/ The offer expires June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.

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Rhode Island

  • 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.

 


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Texas

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. 


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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.
  • Rebate: Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is joining Nissan to offer customers a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP of a 2018 Nissan LEAF, this offer is also available to all State of Utah employees.  Bring a recent copy of your Rocky Mountain Power utility bill or your State of Utah employee ID to any Nissan dealership in Utah. The offer expires June 30, 2018.

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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 May 31, 2018.

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West Virginia

  • Rebate: FirstEnergy utility customers in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia are eligible for a $3,000 rebate off the MSRP on the 2018 LEAF.  The special rebate offer is available from Nissan North America Inc., through June 30, 2018, or while supplies last.  To qualify for the savings, customers should show their FirstEnergy utility bill to participating Nissan dealerships that are listed at https://www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers/.