Government Incentives

US Dept. of Energy Electricity Laws and Incentives

Federal Laws and Incentives for EVs

The list below contains summaries of all Federal laws and incentives related to EVs.

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit

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)

Point of Contact
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Phone: (800) 829-1040
http://www.irs.gov/

Airport Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Infrastructure Incentives

The Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program provides funding to airports for 50% of the cost to acquire ZEVs. The vehicles must be used in on-road applications and exclusively for airport purposes. Airports are also eligible for funding install or modify fueling infrastructure to support the vehicles involved in the project. To be eligible, an airport must be for public use. The program will give priority to applicants located in nonattainment areas, as defined by the Clean Air Act, and projects that achieve the greatest air quality benefits, as measured by the amount of emissions reduced per dollar of funds spent under the program. For more information, see the Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program website. Reference Public Law 112-95 and 49 U.S. Code 47136a)

Point of Contact
Chris Hugunin
Federal Aviation Administration, Planning and Environmental Division
U.S. Department of Transportation
Phone: (202) 267-3707
christopher.hugunin@faa.gov

Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) Program

The goal of the VALE Program is to reduce ground level emissions at commercial service airports located in designated ozone and carbon monoxide air quality nonattainment and maintenance areas. The VALE Program provides funding through the Airport Improvement Program and the Passenger Facility Charges program for the purchase of low-emission vehicles, development of fueling and recharging stations, implementing gate electrification, and other airport air quality improvements. For more information, see the VALE Program website. (Reference 49 U.S. Code 40101)

Point of Contact
Chris Hugunin
Federal Aviation Administration, Planning and Environmental Division
U.S. Department of Transportation
Phone: (202) 267-3707
christopher.hugunin@faa.gov

TAX CREDITS AND INCENTIVES

The IRS allows a tax credit for qualified battery-electric vehicles of between $2500 and $7500, depending on the vehicle type. A similar credit is available for two or three-wheeled and low-speed electric vehicles. To claim the credit, complete IRS Form 8834 (PDF) and attach it to your Form 1040.

The State of Oregon no longer allows tax credits for alternative fueled vehicles but does offer a tax credit for charging equipment.

Please check with your accountant to determine all current credits and incentives..

OREGON Incentives

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Residents: Through the Residential Energy Tax Credits program, qualified residents may receive a tax credit for 25 percent of alternative fuel infrastructure project costs, up to $750.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Businesses: Business owners and others may be eligible for a tax credit of 35 percent of eligible costs for qualified alternative fuel infrastructure projects.

Pollution Control Equipment Exemption: Dedicated original equipment manufacturer natural gas and electric vehicles are not required to be equipped with a certified pollution control system.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Loan Program: S.B. 583 establishes the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Fund, which permits public bodies to borrow from the fund to purchase alternative fuel vehicles.