Incentives

Incentives

These incentives are subject to change and users are encouraged to inquire directly with incentive administrators. The information on this page should not be viewed as an official or legally binding document. Other requirements or exceptions may apply. For more detailed information, please consult an IRS tax representative and/or official IRS publications.

Select your location to learn more about incentives for the purchase and ownership of an electric car.  EV incentives may include financial incentives such as tax credits and other rebates, free parking, access to high occupancy commuter lanes, insurance and utility incentives.

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Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. New purchased or leased vehicles eligible. Phase out begins after 200,000 vehicles per manufacturer

Incentive Administrator: U.S. Dept. of Energy
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Fueling equipment for natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), liquefied hydrogen, electricity, E85, or diesel fuel blends containing a minimum of 20% biodiesel installed between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Permitting and inspection fees are not included in covered expenses. Fueling station owners who install qualified equipment at multiple sites are allowed to use the credit towards each location. Consumers who purchased qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31, 2016, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000. Unused credits that qualify as general business tax credits, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), may be carried backward one year and carried forward 20 years. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911, which is available on the IRS Forms and Publications website. (Reference Public Law 114-113; 26 U.S. Code 30C and 38; and IRS Notice 2007-43 (PDF))

Incentive Administrator: IRS
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Texas Clean Fleet Program (TCFP) as part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). TCFP encourages owners of fleets containing diesel vehicles to permanently remove the vehicles from the road and replace them with alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) or hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Grants are available to fleets to offset the incremental cost of such replacement projects. An entity that operates a fleet of at least 75 vehicles and commits to placing 20 or more qualifying vehicles in service for use in the Clean Transportation Zone may be eligible. Qualifying AFV or HEV replacements must reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides or other pollutants by at least 25% as compared to baseline levels and must replace vehicles that meet operational and fuel usage requirements. Neighborhood electric vehicles do not qualify. For more information, including current application periods, see the TCEQ TERPwebsite. The program is not currently accepting applications (verified July 2019). (Reference Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 386 and 392, and Texas Administrative Code 114.650-114.658)

Incentive Administrator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program and Rebate Grants Program as part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). The ERIG Program provides grants for various types of clean air projects to improve air quality in the state's nonattainment areas and other affected counties. Eligible projects include those that involve replacement, retrofit, repower, or lease or purchase of new heavy-duty vehicles; alternative fuel dispensing infrastructure; idle reduction and electrification infrastructure; and alternative fuel use. The Rebate Grants Program provides grants to upgrade or replace diesel heavy-duty vehicles and non-road equipment. Qualifying projects must reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides or other pollutants by at least 25% as compared to baseline levels and must meet operational and fuel usage requirements. For more information, including eligibility and the application form, see the TCEQ TERP website. (Reference Texas Statutes Health and Safety Code 386 and Texas Administrative Code 114.620-114.629)

Incentive Administrator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Qualified Entergy customers are eligible to receive incentives in varying amounts for the purchase of select on- and off-road electric vehicles and Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.

Incentive Administrator: Entergy
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Plug-in electric vehicle owners in the Austin Energy service area may be eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost to purchase and install a qualified Level 2 EVSE. The maximum rebate amount is $1,500.

City/Cities: Austin
Incentive Administrator: Austin Energy
Incentive: Financial Incentive

SWEPCO offers residential customers a $250 rebate for the installation of an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the SWEPCO Level 2 Home EV Charging Station Rebate Program website.

Incentive Administrator: Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

UCS offers residential customers a rebate of up to $500 to install a Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, see the UCS Energy Rebate Programs website.

Incentive Administrator: United Cooperative Services
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Private Charging Incentive, Utility Incentive

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program for the purchase or lease of a new light-duty vehicle powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, hydrogen, or electricity. CNG and propane vehicles, including bi-fuel vehicles, are eligible for a rebate of $5,000 for the first 1,000 applicants. Electric drive vehicles powered by a battery or hydrogen fuel cell, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a battery capacity of at least 4 kilowatt hours, are eligible for a rebate of $2,500, for the first 2,000 applicants. One rebate is available per eligible vehicle. The program is currently accepting applications (verified November 2019). For more information, including eligibility requirements and the application form, see the TCEQ Texas Emissions Reduction Plan website. (Reference Texas Statutes Health and Safety Code 386 and Texas Administrative Code 114.610-114.613)

Incentive Administrator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) provides funding for eligible medium- and heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles or engine repowers and replacements, as well as for associated electric vehicle and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Both government and non-government entities that own and operate diesel fleets and equipment are eligible for funding. This grant program is funded by Texas’ portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the TCEQ Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program website.

 

Incentive Administrator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Austin Energy offers a rebate for MUDs to install approved EVSE for use by all residents. Austin Energy provides a rebate of 50% of the cost to install approved Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, up to $4,000 depending on the equipment, and provides rebates up to $10,000 to MUDs that install a DC fast charger. For additional information, see the Austin Energy Multifamily Charging website.

City/Cities: Austin
Incentive Administrator: Austin Energy

Nissan is providing a new EZ-Charge card for two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF. Get more information on availability and details at the website listed.

City/Cities: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston
Incentive Administrator: Nissan
Incentive: Private Charging Incentive

 - CPS Energy (New)

CPS offers a rate option for qualified customers for charging PEVs. The flat rate option is $60 annually for each PEV. For rate information, including how to qualify, see the CPS Energy Electric Vehicles website. https://www.cpsenergy.com/en/customer-support/contact-us.html?linkvar=new-mainmobile

City/Cities: San Antonio
Incentive Administrator: CPS Energy
Incentive: Utility Incentive

A tax credit is available for the purchase of a new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle that draws propulsion using a traction battery that has at least five kilowatt-hours (kWh) of capacity, uses an external source of energy to recharge the battery, has a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,000 pounds, and meets specified emission standards. The minimum credit amount is $2,500, and the credit may be up to $7,500, based on each vehicle's traction battery capacity and the gross vehicle weight rating. The credit will begin to be phased out for each manufacturer in the second quarter following the calendar quarter in which a minimum of 200,000 qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles have been sold by that manufacturer for use in the United States. This tax credit applies to vehicles acquired after December 31, 2009. For more information, including qualifying vehicles and sales by manufacturer, see the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Plug-In Electric Vehicle Credit website. Also refer to IRS Form 8936, which is available via the IRS Forms and Publications website.

Incentive Administrator: IRS
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Austin Energy offers a rebate for commercial customers to install approved EVSE at workplaces. Austin Energy provides a rebate of 50% of the cost to install approved Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, up to $4,000 depending on the equipment, and provides rebates up to $10,000 to workplaces that install a DC fast charger. For additional information, see the Austin Energy Workplace Charging website.

Incentive Administrator: Austin Energy
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive