Texas $2,500 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program Expiring Soon

MAR 26 2015 BY JOSH BRYANT 4

Has It Been 2 Years Already?  It Seems Like Texas Just Put Their  EV Incentive In Place - Now It Is Set To Expire

Has It Been 2 Years Already? It Seems Like Texas Just Put Their EV Incentive In Place – Now It Is Set To Expire

The Texas EV Rebate Program has been running for almost a year and is coming up on expiration (if it isn’t extended).

The Kia Soul EV Is Eligible For The Texas Incentive...If You Can Find One To Buy That Is

The Kia Soul EV Is Eligible For The Texas Incentive…Tricky Part Is That The Electric SUV Isn’t Scheduled To Arrive Until June At The Earliest

The rebate is:

  • $2500 off a purchase
  • $2500 off a 4 year lease
  • $1875 off a 3 year lease
  • $1250 off a 2 year lease.

Further information on the program:

The LDPLI is currently accepting grant applications. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until June 26, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., or until all funding is awarded, whichever occurs earlier.

Amount of Funds Remaining:
$4,918,366
(as of March 23, 2015)

The program started with about $7.7 million in funding, so there is no way they are going to run out of funds before the June 26th, 2015 deadline.  It is important to note, you need to purchase the vehicle and get your application in before the deadline to be eligible.

Here are the eligible Electric and Plug-In  Vehicles:

  • BMW i3 Electric
  • BMW i3 w/range extender
  • BMW i8 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Ford Focus BEV
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Ford C-Max Energi
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz Smart for two Cabriolet Electric
  • Mercedes-Benz Smart for two Coupe Electric
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Electric
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Nissan LEAF (S, SV, & SL)
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
  • Porsche 918 Spyder
  • Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid

While the program may yet be extended, if you are looking for a plug-in vehicle in Texas, be sure to get that done in the next month or two – just in case.

The summary of filing instruction is here, but go to the website, http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/airquality/terp/ld.html/#vehicles, for the full information and application documents.  You can also call TCEQ if you have any questions.

ONE complete set of the following:

Rebate Application Form (TCEQ-20684)
A copy of the executed purchase/lease agreement of the eligible vehicle
If applying as an individual or sole proprietor, a photocopy of a state or federal identification card must be included
A copy of a completed application for Texas title and registration

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4 Comments on "Texas $2,500 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program Expiring Soon"

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The Massachusetts MOR-EV program is down to ~8% of the original $1.8M fund left.

https://mor-ev.org/funding

Hopefully, these programs get extended and more funding as needed.

Tesla isn’t eligible for the EV rebate because the car isn’t “sold” in Texas.

If you live in Texas, please help change that. Go to http://www.teslaintexas.org to send a message to your legislators asking them to support HB 1653/SB 639 which would allow Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. The bill would allow auto manufacturers who have not used franchised dealers to open up to 12 stores in the state.

I would go except for the x’s:

They started this about 6 months AFTER I bought my Ford Energi… /sigh. If only I have been on the fence longer and waited for the a/c cooled front seats.