State-By-State EV Incentives Listed By ChargePoint

JUN 5 2015 BY MARK KANE 17

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ChargePoint company recently published a map with states that support incentives for electric cars, on top of the federal $7,500 tax credit.

The list doesn’t include Connecticut yet, which just introduced a new rebate program (up to $3,000).

Here is the list:


HOV Lane Access: The Energy Efficient Plate Program gives up to 10,000 qualified EV drivers access to HOV lanes.


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.


Tax Credit: Available until January 1, 2022, the Innovative Motor Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit provides a up to $6,000 for the purchase or lease of qualified EVs.


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


Tax Credit: Low Emission Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credits covers up to 10% of the cost to purchase or lease a Low Emission Vehicle (up to $2,500) and 20% of the cost to purchase or lease a Zero Emission Vehicle (up to $5,000).


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.


Tax Credit: The Alternative Fuels Tax Credit covers 50% up to 3,000 of the cost for purchasing a new alternative fuel vehicle.


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.


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.

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: 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 June 30, 2015.

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.


Rebate: Through June 26, 2015, the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program offers a rebate of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of qualified electric vehicles.


Tax Credit: Through December 31, 2015, 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.


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


Sales Tax Exemption: A new purchase or lease of full-electric cars and trucks is exempt from state sales tax until July 1, 2015.

West Virginia

Tax Credit: The Alternative Fuel Tax Credit is available for 35% of the purchase of a PHEV (up to $7,500) through December 31, 2017.”

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The list should include ALL the states to shame the ones that provide nothing.

Alabama: NOTHING.
Montana: NOTHING.


Montana has a $500 credit for EV conversions.

Source: Electric Car Insider rebate map compiled by Lynn Walford, published May 5.

The Texas one is sneaky
“qualified” means a car with a plug that is sold through a licensed dealer.
They specifically added language that excluded Tesla.

It also disappears in the next 2 weeks, so really becomes a moot point anyway.

Michigan: NOTHING

Just about everyone I know in MI knows someone who works for the big 3 so they can get family/friend discount of cars made by Detroit automakers anyway…

Why post a one-time list from a press release, when the Dept. of Energy has a more compressive list that of alternative fuel incentives? The DOE list gets updated monthly. (data in article will contain errors beyond of July 1, for both Georga and Washington states … with additional errors and omissions as time goes on)

To get the lastest up-to-date data be sure to check:

Is there something in the current WA budget proposal?

The Texas program is over on June 26th but still has over 4 million in the fund, I’m really wondering if they’re thinking of extending it.


The legislation session ended June 1, and the bills designed to extend it died. Next session is 2 years from now.

The money stays in the department, so likely to ending building roads.

Just as I thought, nothing for that green state of New York, ha ha

Actually, NY State has a very attractive INCENTIVE to BUSINESSES for 1/2 CREDIT of the cost of purchase and installation of ‘charging infrastructure’.

Very few businesses have taken them up on the offer, notably the local power company has provided some ‘free for 3 years’ charger docking stations at the local CHILI’s restaurants (where that utility has a franchise), and also Kohl’s dept stores (whenever Kohl’s puts in a huge solar array).

In view of this generous offer, I’m a bit disappointed that there are not more public facilities to charge at in NY State. Western and Southwestern NY have the least amounts (where I am) in a state that overall doesn’t have much to begin with.

This is the first time that I heard about a $900 CVRP rebate in CA for electric motorcycles! I’m surprised that ZERO’s own website makes no reference of this (at least I don’t see it), especially since ZERO is based in CA.

Arizona also has a reduced sales tax rate for new EV’s and registrations is only $25.00 per year. That’s real $aving$!

The reality is that I think we are at a point were incentives can’t save EV sales. Instead they attract criticism. Right now larger batteries are the solution.

NJ sales tax exemption applies to sales, leases, and rentals of new or USED electric vehicles. This includes person to person transactions. There is also no NJ tire tax ($1.50 a tire) on fully electric vehicles. Most dealers and Motor Vehicle offices dont know this. You have to bring up the NJ ZEV sales tax exemption on your phone and show it to them. Happened each time when i got the 08 Mini E, 2012 Leafs, 2015 Leaf, and 2012 iMiEv. Sadly though no sales tax exemption when i bought my Zero motorcycle. Why is it not listed on the list of carb approved electric vehicles????

South Carolina deliberately excludes clean BEV’s completely. You only benefit if your car is a hybrid that uses fossil fuels.