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A variety of resources exists for identifying charging station tax incentives and rebates for commercial and retail charging.  What follows is a current list of incentives in the North American market.  It is not an exhaustive list, but it does provide a resource of major incentives in key markets/states.  At the end of the list, we have provided a handful of other places on the Web to research further.


Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit, Section 182 extends the tax credit for alternative fuel infrastructure through December 31, 2016. Fueling equipment and related infrastructure for electricity are eligible for a tax credit of 30%, up to $30,000.


Alabama Power Company offers a $500 rebate to install Level 2 charging stations at commercial properties in Alabama Power Company’s territory.


The Anaheim Public Utilities PEV Charger Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to $500 to customers that install commercial Level 2 charge stations.  Anaheim Public Utilities’ Customers can be reimbursed for both charge stations and installation related expenses.  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2016, subject to availability of funds.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Charge! Program offers incentives for commercial charging. The program offers reimbursements of up to $3,000 per Level 2 charger, up to $25,000 per DC Fast charger.  Applicants may apply for up to $600,000 in total depending on the number and size of stations requested.

The Burbank Water and Power Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate offers rebates of $1,000 per Level 2 EV charge stations. Up to four rebates are available per Burbank Water and Power account.  Application are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis until rebate funds are exhausted.

The Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) provides grants up to $5,000 for DC Fast chargers and up to $2,000 for Level 2 EV chargers.  They also provide grants up to $3,000 each, or $15,000 total, for installation.

The Pasadena Water and Power PEV Charger Rebate Program provides a rebate of up to $400 to Pasadena Water and Power customers who deploy Level 2 charger for workplace charging. Up to two incentives are available per Pasadena Water and Power commercial account. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Charge Up! Program offers incentives for commercial charging. The program offers reimbursements of up to $5,000 per Level 2 single port station and up to $6,000 per dual port Level 2 station. Applicants may apply for up to $50,000 per year for this first-come, first-serve basis.


The Regional Air Quality Council Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Grant (Denver Metro Area) is available to local governments, education institutions, non-profit agencies, apartment complexes and businesses with parking facilities in the Denver Metro Area for 80% of the cost or up to $3,260 for Level 2 single port stations, $6,260 for Level 2 dual port stations, $13,000 for DC Fast single connector stations, and $16,000 for DC Fast multiple connector charging stations.

For parking facilities outside of the Denver Metro Area, the Charge Ahead Colorado Program 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.


The Delaware Electric Vehicle Charging Supply Equipment Rebate Program offers a $500 rebate to install Level 2 charging stations for commercial customers. Rebates are limited to five stations per customer. The rebates are available until December 31, 2016.

District of Columbia

Through December 31, 2026, an Income Tax Credit of $10,000 per qualified public charging station is available.


Orlando Utilities Commission offers a $500 rebate to deploy Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations for business and multi-family residential customers with a maximum of five stations per location). The rebate is available until September 30, 2016.


The PEV New Infrastructure Rebate Program provides Georgia Power business customers  with up to $10,000 for electric vehicle charging projects. The Georgia Power Program is available for stations deployed by December 31, 2016.


The Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to 50%  or up to $7,500 of the deployment cost of an EV charging station for commercial and governmental customers. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until June 30, 2017.


The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides 50% or up to $25,000 for costs to employers deploying Level 2 charging stations.

The MassEVIP Fleets Program provides funds to eligible entities for Level 2 dual-head charging stations with the acquisition of at least electric vehicle. Charging station incentives are based on the number of EV’s acquired; $7,500 for one or two EVs acquired, $10,500 for three or four EVs acquired, and $13,500 for five or more EVs acquired.


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.

New Jersey

The Drive Green New Jersey Program offers grants for workplace chargers on a first-come basis: up to $250 for a Level 1 charging station, and up to $5,000 for a Level 2 station. Both public and private entities are eligible for the grants.

New York

The Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicle Recharging Property Credit provides a tax credit of up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of charging stations by commercial businesses.  The credit is available through December 31, 2017.


The Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit is a one-time income tax credit available to corporations for up to 75% of the cost of an electric vehicle charging station project and is available through January 1, 2020.


Austin Energy offers a rebate of up to 50% of the cost to deploy Level 2 charging stations for their business customers.


The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition’s Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Programprovides funding to help workplaces deploy electric vehicle charging. The Program provides $1,050 for a smart (networked), single port, Level 2 charging station, or $1,575 for a smart (networked), dual port, Level 2 charging station. The incentive is available for installations completed by April 15, 2016.


The purchase of electric vehicle charging is exempt from state sales taxes through January 1, 2020.

Commercial Installations

One federal opportunity for commercial installations of electric vehicle charge stations is the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit, which states:

Fueling equipment for natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), electricity, E85, or diesel fuel blends containing a minimum of 20% biodiesel installed between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2013, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. 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, 2013, 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. (Reference Public Law 112-240 and 26 U.S. Code 30C and 38)

Another funding resource is the Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an inter-agency partnership between HUD, DOT, and the DEO.

Los Angeles, CA -area companies who have the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) as their service provider may qualify for up to $1,000 in rebates.  EV Connect can help your workplace or commercial location apply.

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