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What exactly is EVSE? Is an EVSE tax credit or rebate different from a tax credit or rebate for an electric car charging station?

EVSE stands for "Electric Vehicle Service Equipment," and it refers to charging stations for electric vehicles. If the incentive or tax benefit policy specifies rebates only on those other things covered by EVSE, an EVSE rebate is often the same as a rebate for an electric vehicle charging station (installation, for example).

What's the difference between a refund and a tax credit?

A tax credit for an electric vehicle charging station is often offered instead of cash by utilities or municipalities. When taxes are charged, rebates in the form of tax refunds are actually dollars deducted from the amount of tax money owed.

Is there a tax credit or refund available for EV chargers?

To see what we know about electric vehicle incentives in your country, please see our top overview of electric vehicle incentives by state above. Although we make every attempt to keep this list up to date, we cannot guarantee that it is complete. Please check with your local government or utility to see if level 2 charger rebates and other consumer-friendly environmental protection services are available in your region.

How long would it take for me to receive my refund?

Tax credits are often extended to tax filings for the year in which the electric vehicle charger was bought. Before purchasing, please consult with the rebate or credit program administrator for information or visit their main office.

Are there any incentives for electric vehicles and charging stations?

Yeah, in a lot of situations. Both EV cars (such as Tesla models, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, or even hybrid models like Toyota Prius and Ford Hybrid) and EV charging stations are eligible for different rebates and/or tax credits. It's worth noting that new electric vehicles are often needed to be purchased from a licensed car dealer. Information and eligibility can be found in the drop-down menu above.

How much does an EV charger rebate usually cost?

The amount of EVSE tax credits and rebates available varies. They can be small—less than $50 in some cases. In other instances, they can be very substantial when compared to the expense of an electric car charger model such as the JuiceBox, allowing the charging station to be purchased for a fraction of its original cost. Please see the overview list above for more information.

What if I already own an electric vehicle charger?

And if you bought an EV charging station prior to the rebate program's start date, you will be eligible for a rebate. Please double-check the material with the program administrator to ensure that it is appropriate.

Is there an EVSE rebate in California?

EV charger rebates in California are available in a variety of locations and are usually administered by the local utility. The above links to electric car rebates by state will guide you to utilities and show you how to apply for each program.

Do you have a complete list of rebates and incentives?

Although we make every effort to keep our database up to date with available rebates and benefits, it is possible that the database will not be complete. Please let us know if you are aware of a rebate or benefit that is not listed here, or if you are aware of a recent change to a program that is listed.