Federal and State Electric Vehicle Incentives

The U.S. Federal Tax Credit, also known as the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit, gives individuals 30% off a level 2 home charging station and installation (up to $1,000). You must purchase and install the station by December 31, 2020 as well as claim the credit on your federal tax return.

There is a similar credit available for installations at businesses. 

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STATE INCENTIVES

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebates:

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates for new or leased AFVs. The rebate amounts are applicable for vehicles purchased or leased between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

Eligible applicants include Delaware residents, businesses, organizations, and government entities. Rebates are limited to six vehicles per fleet. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines and participating dealers, see the DNREC Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiatives website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers rebates for new Level 2 EVSE purchased for use at public, workplace, commercial, and multi-unit dwelling (MUD) locations. Installation, labor, and other costs are not eligible. For more information click here.

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Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate

PECO provides rebates of $50 to residential customers who purchase a new, qualified PEV. For more information, see the PECO Driver Rebate website.

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STATE INCENTIVES
Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion and Infrastructure Tax Credit

A tax credit is available for 50 percent of the equipment costs for the purchase and installation of alternative fuel infrastructure. The maximum credit is $1,000 per residential electric car charging station and $10,000 for each public fueling station.

Reduced Registration Fee for Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

A new motor vehicle with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated average city fuel economy of at least 40 miles per gallon is eligible for a reduced vehicle registration fee of $36. This reduced rate applies to the first two years of registration and only the original purchaser is eligible. For more information, see the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Title Excise Tax Exemption

Qualified PEVs are exempt from the excise tax imposed on an original certificate of title. The original purchaser and subsequent purchasers of the same vehicle are eligible for the excise tax exemption. The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) determines which PEVs qualify. For more information, see the District of Columbia DMV website.

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Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers a rebate to individuals, businesses, or state or local government entities for the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE. Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, the rebate may cover 40% of the costs of acquiring and installing qualified EVSE, up to $700 for residential and $4,000 for commercial. For more information, click here.
Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption
Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state emissions inspections. For more information, see the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program website.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Potamac Edison
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Residential Rebate: Potomac Edison offers residential customers a $300 rebate for the purchase and installation of a qualified Level 2 EVSE through the EV Driven Program.
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Charging Rate Incentive: Potomac Edison offers residential customers the opportunity to earn 2 cents per kilowatt-hour when charging with eligible EVSE on weekends and from 11pm to 6am on weekdays through the EV Driven Off-Peak Rewards Program.
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Multifamily Rebate: Potomac Edison offers multifamily property owners a rebate up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of qualified Level 2 or direct-current fast chargers on their property through the EV Driven Program. Only customers that purchase and install eligible EVSE after December 1, 2019, are eligible.
For more information on these incentives click here.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rates: BGE offers time-of-use (TOU) rate options to residential customers who purchase or lease a PEV. Residential customers with a qualified Level 2 PEV charger, capable of separately tracking PEV charging data, may apply for a TOU rate applicable only to PEV charger usage. Residential PEV drivers without a qualified Level 2 charger may enroll in a whole-house TOU rate, which applies to the energy used for the entire residence during a billing period. Learn more here.
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate: BGE provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast charging EVSE. BGE offers residential customers a $300 rebate for a Level 2 smart EVSE. BGE offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a rebate of 50% of the purchase and installation cost of Level 2 smart EVSE, up to $5,000 per port, and 50% of the purchase and installation cost of eligible DC fast charging EVSE, up to $15,000 per port. Multifamily rebate awards may not exceed $25,000 per site. Only chargers purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. Learn more here.
Delmarva Power
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate: Delmarva Power provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 EVSE. Delmarva Power offers residential customers a $300 rebate for a Level 2 smart EVSE. Only EVSE purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. Delmarva Power offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a 50% discount on the purchase of eligible Level 2 smart EVSE and a rebate up to $7,500 for installation costs. Learn more here.
Pepco
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive: Pepco offers a time-of-use rate to all qualified residential customers in Maryland who own or lease a PEV.
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate: Pepco provides rebates to residential and multifamily customers toward the purchase of qualified Level 2 EVSE. Pepco offers residential customers a $300 rebate for a Level 2 smart EVSE. Only EVSE purchased and installed after July 1, 2019, are eligible. Pepco offers customers that own or operate multifamily properties a 50% discount on the purchase of eligible Level 2 smart EVSE and a rebate up to $7,500 for installation costs.
For more information on these incentives, see Pepco’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging website. Questions? Let us know!

STATE INCENTIVES

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Qualified plug-in electric vehicles may use North Carolina HOV lanes, regardless of the number of occupants. This exemption expires September 30, 2025.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Emissions Inspection Exemption

Qualified PEVs from state emissions inspection requirements.

UTILITY/PRIVATE INCENTIVES

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC)
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate: CHEC offers a bill credit of $100 to residential customers who install a Level 2 EVSE.
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive: CHEC offers time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates to residential customers with a PEV.

For more information, visit the CHEC Electric Vehicles website.

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation (EMC)
  • EMC’s Electric Vehicle Utility Program (REVUP) offers rebates for residential customers of $500 towards the purchase of residential Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To qualify, residents must be a registered owner of an electric vehicle (EV), purchase and install a Wi-Fi connected Level 2 EVSE, and agree to share the data collected by the EVSE. Rebates are available to the first 50 applicants. REVUP also offers residents an EV time-of-use (TOU) rate. For more information, see the REVUP website.

 

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STATE INCENTIVES

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) displaying the Virginia Clean Special Fuel license plate may use Virginia HOV lanes on specified areas of I-64, I-264, the Dulles Toll Road, and in the City of Alexandria, regardless of the number of occupants. For HOV lanes serving the I-66 corridor, only registered vehicles displaying Clean Special Fuel license plates issued before July 1, 2011, are exempt from HOV lane requirements. For more details visit VDOT and/or the VA DMV.

Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Emissions Testing Exemption

Alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles are exempt from emissions testing. For more information click here.

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Please keep in mind, we are not tax accountants and thus do not give tax advice. Details on tax credits or rebates are examples, and at the time of purchase we will provide you with the most up to date details to our knowledge of available credits and rebates for you to bring to your professional tax advisor. Not every customer has a tax liability and are thus not eligible for a credit. All credits and rebates are filed at a later time, not taken off of invoice. Effortless Electric will provide customers post-installation tailored walk throughs on programs they may be eligible for based on their locality.

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit is not a refundable credit, therefore it only reduces federal tax liability. It is NOT a rebate. If your 2020 federal tax liability is $0, you will not be eligible. Please discuss with your tax professional.