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The states that offer rebates to EV owners

Electric vehicles surged in popularity when they were first introduced to the market, but as sales now dwindle, several states have provided their own incentives for the energy-efficient machines.

While Tesla seized the EV market initially, sales have trended lower than expectations, with its market share falling from 61 percent to just 50 percent in the span of the year so far.

Still, states are hoping with rebates that more residents buy the sometimes costly vehicles—a typical EV can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000 depending on the model and manufacturer. State rebates typically apply to those who own the vehicles, and they can save hundreds or thousands in tax benefits or cash money.

Newsweek has compiled a full list of the benefits available in each state.

Full List of EV Benefits by State

In Alabama, residents can get a discounted time-of-use rate from Alabama Power if they lease or own an EV or plug-in hybrid.

Meanwhile, Alaskans can earn a $200 bill credit per residential charger from the Chugach Electric Association. It’s also possible to get a $1,000 bonus from Alaska Power and Telephone if you purchase an EV with a minimum 14 kilowatt battery size.

In Arizona, EV drivers get access to a special high occupancy vehicle lane, regardless of how many passengers are on board. There’s also a $250 rebate available to customers who buy a Level 2 EV charging station from Arizona Public Service Company.

The South also sees its fair share of rebates. In Arkansas, the Entergy Electric eTech program offers $250 to anyone who installs a Level 2 electric car charger. The same is true for the Southwestern Electric Power Company, making Arkansas a good state for EV owners.

There’s also an array of options in California for EV owners. If you qualify under a certain low income, you’re eligible for more than $30,000 through the Inflation Reduction Act, Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, Clean Cars for All, California Air Resources Board and the Clean Fuel Reward Program.

While each program varies, the Inflation Reduction Act and Clean Vehicle Rebate Project bring up to $7,500 each, while Clean Cars for All brings up to $12,000 alone when purchasing a new EV with an income at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

Those living in Colorado can also receive up to $8,000 in rebates, depending on the exact type of vehicle you purchase. Light-duty electric trucks, for instance, can score you $2,800 while medium and heavy-duty ones earn $4,000 and $8,000 respectively.

Connecticut offers a rebate under its Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program, and they range from $1,000 to $7,500.

In Delaware, you’ll earn $2,500 when you purchase or lease a new electric vehicle as long as it is after May 2023 and through a participating dealership.

Those living in Washington, D.C., also have a tax incentive to go electric, with 50 percent of the costs of installing a residential charging station covered. You can also earn up to $19,000 based on your alternate fuel vehicle.

In Florida, expect to get a monthly credit from Duke Energy for $10 if you charge your EV during off-peak hours with a Level 2 charging station.

In Georgia, Cobb EMC provides $250 after purchasing and installing an ENERGY STAR-certified Level 2 EV charging station.

In Hawaii, there are incentives for buying an EV. Hawaii Electric Company charges a lower rate for those charging at certain times of the day, and Smart Charge Hawaii gives a discounted rate for chargers.

Idaho exempts electric vehicles from state-required maintenance programs and inspections, while Illinois gives a rebate for up to $4,000.

Indiana customers can score $500 off after signing up for Indiana Michigan Power’s off-peak EV charging program with a new or existing Level 2 charger.

Kansas’s Department of Revenue also supports EV owners by offering up to $2,400 per qualified vehicle, while Louisiana supplies a $250 rebate for installing Level 2 EV chargers at home.

Maine has one of the loftiest incentives for EV owners, with a rebate of up to $7,500 per vehicle. In Maryland, you’ll earn $3,000, and Massachusetts pays $3,500 from its Department of Energy Resources.

Sometimes the incentives go beyond just rebates. In Minnesota, for example, EV drivers get access to a one-time E-ZPass for all E-ZPass toll lanes in the state, saving consumers $250.

Mississippi also provides up to $1,250 for a new or leased EV, while Missouri gives residents $500 when they purchase and install a Level 2 EV charging station.

New Hampshire Electric Co-op provides EV owners a $1,000 rebate for both new and used vehicles, while New Jersey residents can score up to $4,000 in rebates.

New York also rewards EV owners with up to $2,000 available through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

In Ohio, customers of Firelands Electric Cooperative earn $250 if they have an EV, while Pennsylvanians can earn $2,000 or more if they qualify under a certain income.

Those living in Vermont should not miss out on savings either, as the Vermont Drive Electric program gives residents 25 percent off the cost, up to $5,000, of buying an EV.

Customers of Dominion Energy in Virginia, meanwhile, can score $125 per EV charging station they buy.

In the state of Washington, EV owners will not pay any sales tax on the first $20,000 of a qualified new EV purchase.

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