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Electric Car Benefits By State

Electric Car State BenefitsApart from the federal tax credits and deductions available for electric car buyers there are numerous states that offer tax and other benefits for owners of an electric car or an electric car purchase. Use the links below to see the current benefits by state.

AZ | CA | CO | DC | FL | GA | IL | KS | LA | MD | MI | NJ | NY | OK | OR | RI | UT | VA | WA


  • Arizona offers a $75 tax credit to any taxpayer who installs EV charging outlets in their home.
  • You can also park any alternative fuel vehicle in special parking spaces designated for carpool vehicles.


  • Electric car drivers in California may drive their vehicles in a HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane without meeting the occupancy requirement.
  • The city of Sacramento offers free parking for EV owners in some of their city parking lots.
  • Vacaville offers incentives for buyers of battery electric cars.
  • Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica offer free parking for EVs at city parking meters


  • Colorado offers a tax credit on low and zero emission vehicles of up to 85% of the purchase price of the vehicle in the year the vehicle was purchased.
  • Electric Car owners in Colorado will be able to use the state's HOV lanes without meeting the occupany requirements.

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

  • Electric Car buyers will be exempt from vehicle excise taxes, also veicle registration receives a $36 discount.


  • EV owners get unrestricted access to HOV lanes even if they don't meet occupancy requirements.


  • Owners of a Zero Emission Vehicle can get an income tax credit of 20% of the vehicle's purchase price or $5000 whichever is less in the year of purchase.
  • Businesses that install an electric car charging station can get a tax credit of 10% of the charger's price or $2500, whichever is less
  • Electric car owners in Georgia get unrestricted access to HOV lanes


  • A tax rebate of up to 80% of the vehicle's cost or $4000, whichever is less, is available for Illinois electric car buyers.


  • Kansas electric car buyers can enjoy a tax credit of up $2400 for vehicles up to 10,000 pounds. Over 10,000 pounds the credit gets higher but we can find any electric cars that weigh in over 5 tons.


  • A 20% tax credit is available for electric cars registered in the state.


  • A tax credit of up to $2,000 for electric car buyers in Maryland
  • Electric cars are exempt from annual vehicle inspection testing for the first 3 years after purchase


  • Electric cars are exempt from annual emissions inpection

New Jersey

  • A tax rebate of up to $4000 is available for purchasers of an electric car
  • Electric car purchases are not subject to state sales tax
  • Electric car owners can use the state's HOV lanes without meeting the occupancy restriction

New York

  • Electric car owners enjoy unrestricted access to the state's HOV lanes


  • Oklahoma electric car buyers can apply for a $1500 tax credit


  • A tax credit of up to $1500 is available for Oregon electric car buyers

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island electric car buyers can get a tax credit of up to 25% of the current federal tax credit


  • Utah electric car owners may access the state's HOV lanes without meeting the occupancy requirements
  • Electric car purchases are eligible for a tax credit of up to $3000
  • Salt Lake City offers free metered parking to electric car owners


  • Virginia electric car owners may access HOV lanes without meeting occupancy requirements


  • Washington electric car purchases are exempt from state sales tax
  • Electric cars are exempt from annual emissions inspections
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