EV Charging Equipment & Installation IncentivesThere may be federal, state, and local credits and incentives available for Electric Vehicles and EV charging equipment or installation. Please visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuel website to learn about local and federal tax incentives currently available.
Below are samples of commercial EV charging equipment opportunities available.
Current Incentives & Rebates
The City of Anaheim is currently offering a rebate to customers who install a Level 2 charging station. Anaheim Public Utilities will reimburse customers for out-of-pocket expenses (including charger purchase price and installation costs) of up to $500 per charger. In addition to the rebate, the City's permit application fees (related to the installation of the charger) will be waived. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2016, subject to the availability of funds. Click here for more information.
The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVQMD) is offering up to 80% reimbursement on the equipment and installation of EV infrastructure. This opportunity is directed, not limited to, LEED certified buildings, retail centers, centers of worship, hospitals, and public transit areas (bus depots, train stations, park & rides). The program is open until all funds are exhausted. Click here for more information.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District ("BAAQMD") Charge! Program is offering rebates of up to $3,000 per unit for a Level 2 EV charger and up to $25,000 per unit for a DC Fast charger ("DCFC") at transportation corridors, workplaces, multi-family dwelling units (MDUs) and trip destination locations within the nine-county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma). Awards are limited to 75% of eligible project costs incurred and the minimum grant amount is $10k per project. More information about this program can be found here.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District ("BAAQMD") EV Charger Demonstration Program for public agencies provides up to 90% of total eligible costs for the purchase and installation of new, publicly-available EV charging stations. The program offers reimbursements of up to $11,000 per Level 2 charger and up to $75,000 per DC Fast charger. Applicants may apply for up $250,000 in grant funding for Level 2 charging equipment and up to $600,000 for DC Fast charging equipment. The last day to apply for this competitive grant funding opportunity is October 8, 2015. For more information please visit the program website.
The Burbank Water and Power ("BWP") currently offers rebates of up to $1,000 for commercial Level 2 EV chargers and up to $500 for residential Level 2 EV Chargers. Up to four rebates are available for a BWP multi-family house account or a commercial account. Charger must be new and have a purchase and installation date of July 1, 2015 or later. Applications must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase and are accepted on a first-come first serve basis until rebate funds are exhausted. To find out more information, please visit the BWP program website.
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power ("LADWP") also offers an EV Charger Rebate Program. The rebate of up to $750, $1,000, or $15,000 (dependent on the type of charger) towards out-of-pocket expenses is currently available to qualifying commercial customers who purchase and install Level 2 or DC Fast Chargers ("DCFC") at their place of business for employee and public use. There are several rebate opportunities available. To find out more about the program guidelines and application materials, please visit the Charge Up L.A. website.
The Pasadena Water and Power ("PWP") PEV Charger Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to $400 to PWP customers who purchase and install a qualifying Level 2 charger for employee’s vehicle charging. Up to two incentives are available per PWP commercial account. Applications for this first-come, first serve rebate opportunity will be accepted until rebate funds have been exhausted. Click here for more information.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Charge Up Program is offering up to $5,000 per unit for a Level 2 Single Port EV charger and up to $6,000 per unit for a Level 2 Dual Port EV charger. The funding cap per applicant is $50,000 annually. Funding amounts apply towards the charger, eligible installation costs, and necessary signage (some exclusions apply, such as fees for permits, document preparation, consulting, site evaluation, etc). The program is open until all funds are exhausted. Click here for more information and important program guidelines.
The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program, part of the California Capital Access Program ("CalCAP"), provides loans for the design, development, purchase, and installation of EVSE at small business locations in California. The Program may provide up to 100% coverage to lenders on certain loan defaults. Lenders must apply to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) to participate and enroll each qualified EVSE loan through CalCAP. Upon approval, CPCFA will pay a premium into the lender's loan loss reserve account for up to 20% of the loan amount and contribute an additional 10% for installations in multi-unit dwellings and disadvantaged communities. Small businesses are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the loan loss reserve amount after the small business repays the loan in full or meets monthly payment deadlines over a 48-month period. Eligible borrowers must be small businesses with 1,000 or fewer employees and must maintain legal control of the EVSE for the entire loan period. The maximum loan amount is $500,000 per qualified small business and can be insured for up to four years. The California Energy Commission funds the Program. For more information, including EVSE technical requirements and eligibility requirements for both borrowers and lenders, see the program website.
Property-Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE") financing allows property owners to borrow funds to pay for energy improvements, including purchasing and installing EVSE. The borrower repays over a defined period of time through a special assessment on the property. Local governments in California are authorized to establish PACE programs. Property owners must agree to a contractual assessment on the property tax bill, have a clean property title, and be current on property taxes and mortgages. Financing limits are 15% of the first $700,000 of the property value and 10% of the remaining property value. For more information, see the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority PACE website.
The Regional Air Quality Council Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Grant is available to local governments, education institutions, non-profit agencies, apartment complexes and businesses with multi-vehicle parking facilities in the Denver Metro Area for 80% of the cost or up to $3,260 for Level 2 single port charging stations, $6,260 for Level 2 dual port charging stations, $13,000 for DC fast single connection charging stations, and $16,000 for DC fast multiple connection charging stations. For entities outside of the Denver Metro Area, the Colorado Energy Office Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Grant covers 80% of the cost or up to $3,260 for Level 2 single port charging stations, $6,260 for Level 2 dual port charging stations, $13,000 for DC fast single connection charging stations, and $16,000 for DC fast multiple connection charging stations. Applications open periodically for both grants.
The Delaware Electric Vehicle Charging Supply Equipment Rebate Program offers a $500 rebate to install Level 2 charging stations for business customers. Rebates are limited to five chargers per fleet. The rebates are available until December 31, 2016, subject to the availability of funds. Click here for more information.
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Through December 31, 2026, individuals can receive an Income Tax Credit of $10,000 per qualified public charging station.
The Orlando Utilities Commission ("OUC") is offering commercial businesses and multi-family buildings a $750 (per station) rebate for the purchase and installation of an EV charging station. Rebate forms must be submitted or or before September 30th, 2015. Click here for more information.
Georgia Power is offering its business customers $500 for the installation of a Level 2 EV charger. Stations purchased on or after November 10, 2014 through December, 31, 2015 are eligible. Nissan is also offering an additional $500 rebate for each Level 2 charging installed for a workplace to Georgia Power business customers that qualify. For more details, please visit the Georgia Power website.
- Georgia Power is also offering up to $250 for the installation of a residential Level 2 EV charger. For more details, please visit the Georgia Power website.
The state offers an income tax credit of 36% of the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, the incremental cost of purchasing an original equipment manufacturer AFV, and the cost of alternative fueling equipment. For more information about this tax credit please click here.
The Maryland Energy Administration ("MEA") is offering residents, governments, and businesses a rebate for purchasing and installing an EV charging station. The rebate of up to 50% of the purchase and installation cost of the EV charging station is capped at $5,000 for commercial applicants and $7,500 for retail service stations. The rebate applies to stations purchased and installed in the state of Maryland after July 1, 2014, but before June 30, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ("MassDEP") currently provides an incentive to employers for the acquisition of Level 1 and Level 2 electric vehicle ("EV") charging stations. Massachusetts employers with 15 or more employees in non-residential places of business are eligible. MassDEP will provide 50% of the funding (up to $25,000) for hardware costs to employers installing Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the program website.
The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit is available to Missouri taxpayers for 20% or up to $20,000 for businesses of the cost of a charging station. The tax credit is authorized through January 1, 2018 but is subject to annual funding appropriations. Kansas City Power & Light is also taking applications for businesses to host charging stations through the KCP&L Clean Charge Network Program.
The Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Recharging Property Credit is available through December 31, 2017 and provides a tax credit of up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of charging stations by businesses and corporations.
The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit is a one-time income tax credit available through January 1, 2020 to corporations for up to 75% of the cost of an electric vehicle charging station project. Tax credits can be claimed on multiple properties although some restrictions apply.
The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit is available through December 31, 2015 to businesses for up to 35% of certified costs associated with electric vehicle charging station projects unless funds are exhausted sooner. The Residential Alternative Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure Tax Credit is available through December 31, 2017 to homebuilders for 25% of the cost or up to $750 of EV charging equipment.
Austin Energy offers a rebate of up to 50% of the cost to install approved Level 2 charging stations for businesses. For more information please click here.
Puget Sound Energy ("PSE") currently provides an incentive of up to $500 for the purchase of an eligible residential EV charger, including the Blink HQ. PSE is providing a $500 rebate to the first 5,000 qualified PSE residential electric customers who purchase and install a qualifying EV charger. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the program website.
Rebates are typically available on a first come, first serve basis, so learn more about the Blink EV charging stations or order your Blink EV charger(s) today! Visit our Driving Electric section or contact our Sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org!