Fact #893: October 5, 2015 Incentives for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Many state governments are providing incentives for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), also known as an electric vehicle charging station. The most common type of incentive is a state tax credit, but there are also states that give rebates, grants, tax exemptions, and loans to those installing EVSE. The incentives can apply to businesses, local governments, educational institutions, and more. Each state has specific provisions for the amount of incentive and the qualification for their incentives; a short summary of these is provided in the table below. In addition to the state incentives, the Federal government also provides funding for public airports to install or modify fueling infrastructure to support zero emission vehicles.

State EVSE Incentives as of July 22, 2015

Map of U.S. showing states with EVSE incentives as of July 22, 2015. They include: Rebates, Tax Credits, Grants, Loans, Rebates & Loans, Rebates & Tax Credits, Tax Credits & Loans, and Tax Credits & Tax Exemptions.

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State EVSE Incentives as of July 22, 2015
(Dollars)
StateDescriptionDollar Value
AZTax credit for individuals for the installation of EVSE in a house or housing unit that they have built.up to $75
CALoans to property owners for purchasing and installing EVSE.not stated
CASmall business loans up to $500,000 on the installation of EVSE; rebate of 50% of loan under certain conditions.up to $250,000
COGrants from the Charge Ahead Colorado Program provide 80% of the cost of an EVSE to local governments, school districts; state/federal agencies; public universities; public transit agencies; private non-profit or for-profit corporations; landlords of multi-family apartment buildings; and owners associations of common interest communities.up to
single port Level 2 $3,260;
multiple ports Level 2 $6,260;
single port DC $13,000;
multiple port DC $16,000
CTFunding up to 100% of EVSE installation cost dependent on certain conditions.up to $10,000
DCIncome tax credit of 50% of equipment and labor costs for the purchase and installation of EVSE (publicly available commercial or residential).Commercial up to $10,000; Residential up to $1,000
DERebate available for purchase of EVSE (commercial or residential).$500
FLAssistance with financing EVSE installation from local governments.not stated
GAIncome tax credit of 10% for purchase or lease of EVSE.up to $2,500
ILRebates available to offset cost of EVSE for governments, businesses, educational institutions, non-profits, and individuals.up to $50,000
LACorporate or income tax credit for 10% to 25% of the project costs of state-certified green projects, such as capital infrastructure for advanced drivetrain vehicles.up to $1 million
LAIncome tax credit up to 50% of the cost of alternative fueling equipment.not stated
MAGrants from the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program for 50% of the cost of Level 1 or 2 workplace EVSE.up to $25,000
MAGrants from the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program provide for the purchase or lease of Level 2 EVSE by local governments, universities, driving schools, and state agencies.up to $13,500
MAGrants from the Department of Energy Resources' Clean Vehicle Project for public and private fleets to purchase alternative fuel infrastructure.not stated
MDRebates available for governments, businesses, and individuals for the cost of acquiring and installing EVSE.up to:
Individual $900;
Gov. or Bus. $5,000;
Service Station $7,500
MDIncome tax credit of 20% for cost of EVSEup to $400
MSZero-interest loans for public school districts and municipalities to install fueling stations for alternative fuels.up to $500,000
NCGrant funding from the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project for fueling infrastructure related to emissions reduction.not stated
NELow-cost loans through the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program for the construction or purchase of fueling station or equipment.up to $750,000
NYIncome tax credit for 50% of EVSE.up to $5,000
OHLoans up to 80% of the cost for purchase and installation of fueling facilities for alternative fuels.not stated
OKTax credit available for up to 75% of the cost of installing alternative fuel infrastructure.not stated
ORTax credit of 25% of alternative fuel infrastructure purchase costs. A company that constructs the dwelling or a resident may claim the credit.up to $750
ORTax credit for business owners of 35% of cost for alternative fuel infrastructure project.not stated
ORLow-interest loans for alternative fuel infrastructure projects.not stated
TXGrants from the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program provide for 50% of the cost of alternative fuel facilities.up to $600,000
TXGrants from the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants Program provide for alternative fuel dispensing infrastructure.not stated
UTGrants from the Utah Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Grant and Loan Program provide for the cost of fueling equipment for public/private sector business and government vehicles.not stated
WALeasehold excise tax exemption for public lands used for installing, maintaining, and operating EV infrastructure.not stated
WAState sales and use taxes do not apply to labor and services installing, repairing, altering, or improving EV infrastructure; those taxes do not apply to the sale of property used for EV infrastructure.not stated
WAAn additional 2% rate of return for a utility installing an EVSE for the benefit of ratepayers.not stated
US AirportsThe Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program provides funding for public airports to install or modify fueling infrastructure to support zero emission vehicles.not stated

Note: EV = electric vehicle, which includes both fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Federal and State Laws and Incentives, accessed July 22, 2015. Compiled by Stacy Davis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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