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State & Federal Incentives

United States Incentives Map



Federal Incentives

For Cars

$2,500 to $7,500 tax credit, depending on size of battery (4 kWh to 16 kWh), for electric-drive vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) sold after December 31, 2008. This is the best and biggest new incentive brought on by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus bill), and applies to at least 200,000 units per vehicle manufacturer before it begins phasing out.

For 2-wheelers

10% consumer tax credit for 2-wheeled vehicles (up to a maximum of $2500 tax credit). This incentive further lowers the cost on the most affordable electric vehicles –electric motorcycles. Vehicles must have a top speed of at least 45 mph. Plug In America has worked hard to renew this key credit and extend it through 2016.

For Conversions (expired)

10% tax credit for plug-in conversions with a maximum credit of $4,000 (on a $40,000 conversion expense). Available until December 31, 2011. This applies to both PHEV conversions and conversions from combustion engines to EVs. When coupled with tax credits of up to $6,000 being offered by states -- including Colorado and Florida so far-- converting your car could be an ideal way to go plug-in! Expired 12/31/2011; Plug In America is working to renew this key credit.

For Charging Stations

The EV infrastructure tax credit on an EV charge station is 30% up to $1000 for consumers and 30% up to $30,000 for businesses. Plug In America has worked hard to renew this key credit and extend it through 2016.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center (www.afdc.energy.gov)