Our website now has an interactive EV incentives map of the USA, which accumulates all the information about current financial and non-financial incentives for lowering the cost of ownership of electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs).
How to use it?
Simply click on a state to see what incentives are available. You can also select a particular type of incentives to see what states offer it.
Purchase (tax credits, rebates or sales tax exemption for the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle)
Charging (discounted or time-of-use electricity rates for electric car owners)
Charger installation (tax credits and rebates for the purchase and installation of EV charging equipment)
Parking (Free or designated parking for electric car drivers)
HOV (High-occupancy vehicle lane access for electric vehicles)
Licensing (Reduced vehicle registration fee or exemption from emissions testing)
Other (Special EV license plates or discounted toll rates)
The federal government offers an income tax credit of up to $7500 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle. Credit amount depends on the size of the car and its battery pack capacity. To find out specific tax credit amounts for individual vehicles, visit Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles page.
The federal tax credit gradually phases out once a car manufacturer reaches 200000 EVs sold in the US. Tesla and General Motors hit the threshold level in 2018 and their vehicles are currently eligible only for a $3,750 tax credit.
6 states (Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Maine, South Carolina) do not offer electric vehicle incentives at all.
44 states have at least one type of EV incentives.
The most common type is the exemption from emissions testing. It is available in 36 states.
The rarest type is the free parking. It is offered only in 6 states.
The most generous purchase EV purchase rebate is offered in Colorado (up to $5,000).
The most electric car friendly state is undoubtedly California with 5 different types of incentives offered.
Please, let us know if we missed something. Together we will create the most comprehensive and accurate EV incentives map of the USA.