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Electric Vehicle & Solar Incentives

Federal Tax Incentives

Electric Vehicles
The following federal income tax credits are available to anyone who purchases a new Tesla Model S, Model X or Model 3:

Federal Tax Credit For Vehicles Delivered
$1,875 July 1 to December 31, 2019
Federal Tax Credit For Vehicles Delivered
$1,875 July 1 to December 31, 2019

Solar
The following federal income tax credits are available to anyone who purchases a solar electric system including solar panels and Solar Roof. Energy storage paired with PV systems are considered qualified expenditures eligible for the tax credit.

Residential Federal Tax Credit Business Federal Tax Credit For Systems Starting Construction:
30% 30% On or before December 31, 2019
26% 26% January 1 to December 31, 2020
22% 22% January 1 to December 31, 2021
0% 10% On or after January, 2022
Residential Federal Tax Credit Business Federal Tax Credit For Systems Starting Construction:
30% 30% On or before December 31, 2019
26% 26% January 1 to December 31, 2020
22% 22% January 1 to December 31, 2021
0% 10% On or after January, 2022

State Incentives

Several states and local utilities offer additional electric vehicle and solar incentives for customers, often taking the form of a rebate. Most rebates can either be claimed after purchase or reflected as a reduction in the price of your purchase for solar systems, while tax credits are claimed when filing income taxes.

Many states also offer non-cash incentives for electric vehicles, such as Carpool lane access in California and free municipal parking.

  Electric Vehicles Solar & Energy Storage
All states $3,750 income tax credit (subject to phase out schedule above) 30% federal income tax credit (subject to phase out schedule above)
Arizona Reduced Vehicle License Tax and Carpool lane access Solar: Up to $1,000 state tax credit
California California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers up to $2,500 in rebates (based on income eligibility) Solar: Select utilities may offer incentives
Powerwall: see California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
Connecticut $2,000 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $50,000
Exemption from state emissions testing
Reduced vehicle registration fee
Solar: Up to $400 per kW PTC
Colorado $5,000 tax credit for purchase of a new vehicle
$2,500 tax credit for lease of a new vehicle
Select utilities may offer a Solar incentive
Delaware $1,000 rebate for new vehicles with a base price over $60,000
$3,500 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $60,000
$500 rebate available for home charging installation
Select utilities may offer a Solar incentive
Florida Funding may be available for home charging installation assistance  
Hawaii Carpool lane access and reduced rates for electric vehicle charging Solar: State tax credit equal to the lesser of 35% of actual system cost or $5,000 per 5 kW
Idaho State exemption from vehicle inspection & maintenance program  
Illinois EV exemption from state emissions testing; reduced registration fees Estimated $1,120 per kW
Louisiana $2,500 income tax credit  
Maryland $3,000 Excise Tax Credit for new vehicles with a total price under $60,000
$700 rebate on wall connectors and installation
Qualified vehicles are exempt from emissions testing
Solar: $1,000 per system
Powerwall: 30% of installed cost up to $5,000 per property
Massachusetts $1,500 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $50,000
EV exemption from state emissions testing
Solar: Up to $0.134 per kWh production incentive for 10 years
Powerwall: Up to $0.056/kWh for 10 years when Powerwall is paired with solar
Minnesota   Solar: $0.08 per kWh production incentive for 10 years
Nevada Reduced rates for electric vehicle charging
AFV Parking Fee & state emissions testing exemptions
Solar: $200 per kW up to $5,000
Powerwall: Up to $3,000
New Jersey Sales tax exemption
10% discount on off-peak toll prices on NJT & GSP through EZ-Pass
 
New York $500 rebate for new vehicles with a base price over $60,000
$2,000 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $60,000
State emissions testing exception
Solar: Up to $350 per kW and up to $5,000 state tax credit
North Carolina State emissions testing exemption & HOV lane access  
Oregon Standard Rebate of $2,500 for purchase or lease of a new Tesla
Charge Ahead rebate of $2,500 for purchase or lease of new or used Tesla for eligible customers
Solar: $450 per kW up to $3,200
Pennsylvania $1,750 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $60,000  
Rhode Island State emissions testing exemption Solar: $1,000 per kW up to $8,000
Texas   Solar: Select utilities may offer a Solar incentive
Utah   Solar: Up to $1,600 state tax credit
Vermont   Solar: $0.03 per kWh production incentive for 10 years
Washington DC Excise tax exempt
Reduced vehicle registration fees
Tax credit for 50% of costs of home charging installation, up to $1,000
 
All states
Electric Vehicle: $3,750 income tax credit (subject to phase out schedule above)

Solar: 30% federal income tax credit (subject to phase out schedule above)

Arizona
Electric Vehicle: Reduced Vehicle License Tax and Carpool lane

Solar: Up to $1,000 state tax credit

California
Electric Vehicle: California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers up to $2,500 in rebates (based on income eligibility)

Solar: Select utilities may offer incentives
Powerwall: see California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

Connecticut
Electric Vehicle: $2,000 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $50,000
Exemption from state emissions testing
Reduced vehicle registration fee

Solar: Up to $400 per kW PTC

Colorado
Electric Vehicle: $5,000 tax credit for purchase of a new vehicle
$2,500 tax credit for lease of a new vehicle

Solar: Select utilities may offer a Solar incentive

Delaware
Electric Vehicle: $1,000 rebate for new vehicles with a base price over $60,000
$3,500 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $60,000
500 rebate available for home charging installation

Solar: Select utilities may offer a Solar incentive

Florida
Electric Vehicle: Funding may be available for home charging installation assistance
Hawaii
Electric Vehicle: Carpool lane access and reduced rates for electric vehicle charging

Solar: State tax credit equal to the lesser of 35% of actual system cost or $5,000 per 5 kW

Idaho
Electric Vehicle: State exemption from vehicle inspection & maintenance program
Illinois
Electric Vehicle: EV exemption from state emissions testing; reduced registration fees

Solar: Estimated $1,120 per kW

Louisiana
Electric Vehicle: $2,500 income tax credit
Maryland
Electric Vehicle: $3,000 Excise Tax Credit for new vehicles with a total price under $60,000
$700 rebate on wall connectors and installation
Qualified vehicles are exempt from emissions testing

Solar: $1,000 per system
Powerwall: 30% of installed cost up to $5,000 per property

Massachusetts
Electric Vehicle: $1,500 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $50,000
EV exemption from state emissions testing

Solar: Up to $0.134 per kWh production incentive for 10 years
Up to $0.056/kWh for 10 years when Powerwall is paired with solar

Minnesota
Solar: $0.08 per kWh production incentive for 10 years
Nevada
Electric Vehicle: Reduced rates for electric vehicle charging
AFV Parking Fee & state emissions testing exemptions

Solar: $200 per kW up to $5,000
Powerwall: Up to $3,000

New Jersey
Electric Vehicle: Sales tax exempt
10% discount on off-peak toll prices on NJT & GSP through EZ-Pass
New York
Electric Vehicle: $500 rebate for new vehicles with a base price over $60,000
$2,000 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $60,000
State emissions testing exception

Solar: Up to $350 per kW and up to $5,000 state tax credit

North Carolina
Electric Vehicle: State emissions testing exemption & HOV lane access

Solar: Up to $350 per kW and up to $5,000 state tax credit

Oregon
Electric Vehicle: Standard Rebate of $2,500 for purchase or lease of a new Tesla
Charge Ahead rebate of $2,500 for purchase or lease of new or used Tesla for eligible customers

Solar: $450 per kW up to $3,200

Pennsylvania
Electric Vehicle: $1,750 rebate for new vehicles with a base price under $60,000
Rhode Island
Electric Vehicle: State emissions testing exemption

Solar: $1,000 per kW up to $8,000

Texas
Solar: Select utilities may offer a Solar incentive
Utah
Solar: Up to $1,600 state tax credit
Vermont
Solar: $0.03 per kWh production incentive for 10 years
Washington DC
Electric Vehicle: Excise tax exempt
Reduced vehicle registration fees
Tax credit for 50% of costs of home charging installation, up to $1,000

All of the above incentives are available when purchasing a Tesla vehicle with cash or a loan. Only California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee incentives are available when leasing a Tesla vehicle.

Above solar incentives apply to eligible residential customers. In addition to the above solar incentives, the following states also provide incentives through the sale of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs): Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C.

Incentive programs are offered and administered by government agencies. Eligibility and availability vary and are outside of Tesla’s control. Most programs are limited to a total dollar amount that can be dispersed or will expire on a certain date. Be sure to visit the state program’s website for the most up-to-date information on availability and redemption requirements.

Your eligibility for income tax credits depends on your personal tax situation. We recommend speaking with a tax professional for guidance.

Local & Utility Incentives

Some communities and utility companies also offer additional incentives through cash back, discounted rate plans, and other credits:

  Electric Vehicles Solar & Energy Storage
Arizona
  • SRP & APS offer reduced electricity rates based on time-of-use charging for EV owners
  • Phoenix & Tucson offer exemptions from emissions testing for all-electric vehicles
California
Colorado  
Delaware
  • DEC offers customers a $200 credit and $5/month credit for EV charging in off hours
  • Delmarva Power & Light offers a cash rebate to cover cost of solar installation equal to $0.55/W up to 5 kW and $0.20/W beyond 5 kW
  • DEC offers ratepayers are offered $0.85/W of solar power installed up to 5 kW and $0.25/W beyond 5 kW
  • DEMEC offers a cash rebate towards solar installation costs for qualifying customers
Connecticut
Delaware
  • DEC offers customers a $200 credit and $5/month credit for EV charging in off hours
  • Delmarva Power & Light offers a cash rebate to cover cost of solar installation equal to $0.55/W up to 5 kW and $0.20/W beyond 5 kW
  • DEC offers ratepayers are offered $0.85/W of solar power installed up to 5 kW and $0.25/W beyond 5 kW
  • DEMEC offers a cash rebate towards solar installation costs for qualifying customers
Florida
  • Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) offers a rebate up to $1,000 for the purchase or lease of an EV
  • Gulf Power is offering a $750 rebate for EV home charging installation (Expiring 12/31/18)
  • Net Metering is mostly available to utility customers including Duke Energy & FPL
Georgia
  • Georgia Power offers a $250 rebate for EV home charging installation as well as reduced electricity rates based on time-of-use for EV owners (Expiring 12/31/18)
Hawaii
Illinois
  • ComEd offers 3 EV rate plans for residential customers
  • Illinois Electric Co-op members may be eligible to finance their EV at 0.5% interest
  • McLean County residents are eligible for a rebate of 1% of the local share of state sales tax
  • Illinois offers a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces
Indiana  
Maryland
  • Maryland offers a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
  • Xcel Energy offers a performance-based incentive for solar owners paying $0.08/kWh of solar production annually for up to 10 years
  • Minnesota’s Made in Minnesota program offers several payback plans for qualifying customers
Nevada
  • NV Energy offers reduced EV rate plans based on time-of-use
New Jersey
  • PSE&G offers reduced EV rate plans based on time-of-use
  • New Jersey offers net metering to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces; PSE&G and JCP&L offer top programs
New York
  • ConEd offers reduced EV rate plans based on time-of-use
  • New York offers net metering to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces; ConEd, National Grid, and PSE&G offer top programs
Ohio
  • Ohio has a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces through your utility
Oregon
  • Several municipalities & utilities offer rebates for customers who install home charging equipment including Central Lincoln PUD, City of Ashland, Emerald PUD, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Pacific Power, and Portland General Electric
Pennsylvania
  • PECO offers a $50 rebate to customers who purchase an EV
  • Pennsylvania has a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces through your utility
Rhode Island
  • Town of Warren provides excise tax exemptions up to $100 upon registration of EV
  • Earn hundreds of dollars annually by enrolling your Powerwall in National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions.
Texas
  • Austin Energy offers rebates & reduced EV charging rates
  • Residents in Austin, Houston, & Dallas areas may be eligible for up to $3,500 rebate to purchase an EV and replace a high emissions vehicle through the AirCheckTexas program
Utah
  • Salt Lake City EV owners have access to free metered parking & free public charging
  • Utah has a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces through your utility
Virginia
Wisconsin
  • Alliant Energy is offering a $500 rebate for EV home charging installation
Arizona
Electric Vehicle:
  • SRP & APS offer reduced electricity rates based on time-of-use charging for EV owners
  • Phoenix & Tucson offer exemptions from emissions testing for all-electric vehicles
California
Electric Vehicle:

Solar:

Colorado
Solar:
Connecticut
Electric Vehicle:

Solar:

Delaware
Electric Vehicle:
  • DEC offers customers a $200 credit and $5/month credit for EV charging in off hours

Solar:

  • Delmarva Power & Light offers a cash rebate to cover cost of solar installation equal to $0.55/W up to 5 kW and $0.20/W beyond 5 kW
  • DEC offers ratepayers $0.85/W of solar power installed up to 5 kW and $0.25/W beyond 5 kW
  • DEMEC offers a cash rebate towards solar installation costs for qualifying customers

Florida
Electric Vehicle:
  • Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) offers a rebate up to $1,000 for the purchase or lease of an EV
  • Gulf Power is offering a $750 rebate for EV home charging installation (Expiring 12/31/18)

Solar:

  • Net Metering is mostly available to utility customers including Duke Energy & FPL State tax credit equal to the lesser of 35% of actual system cost or $5,000 per 5 kW

Georgia
Electric Vehicle:
  • Georgia Power offers a $250 rebate for EV home charging installation as well as reduced electricity rates based on time-of-use for EV owners
Hawaii
Electric Vehicle:
Illinois
Electric Vehicle:
  • ComEd offers 3 EV rate plans for residential customers
  • Illinois Electric Co-op members may be eligible to finance their EV at 0.5% interest
  • McLean County residents are eligible for a rebate of 1% of the local share of state sales tax

Solar:

  • Illinois offers a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces

Indiana
Electric Vehicle:
Maryland
Electric Vehicle:

Solar:

  • Maryland offers a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces

Massachusetts
Solar & Energy Storage:
Michigan
Electric Vehicle:
Minnesota
Electric Vehicle:

Solar:

  • Xcel Energy offers a performance-based incentive for solar owners paying $0.08/kWh of solar production annually for up to 10 years
  • Minnesota’s Made in Minnesota program offers several payback plans for qualifying customers

Nevada
Electric Vehicle:
  • NV Energy offers reduced EV rate plans based on time-of-use

Solar:

New Jersey
Electric Vehicle:
  • PSE&G offers reduced EV rate plans based on time-of-use
  • Solar:

    • New Jersey offers net metering to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces; PSE&G and JCP&L offer top programs

New York
Electric Vehicle:
  • ConEd offers reduced EV rate plans based on time-of-use

Solar:

  • New York offers net metering to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces; ConEd, National Grid, and PSE&G offer top programs

Ohio
Solar:
  • Ohio has a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces through your utility
Oregon
Electric Vehicle:
  • Several municipalities & utilities offer rebates for customers who install home charging equipment including Central Lincoln PUD, City of Ashland, Emerald PUD, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Pacific Power, and Portland General Electric

Solar:

Pennsylvania
Electric Vehicle:
  • PECO offers a $50 rebate to customers who purchase an EV
  • Solar:

    • Pennsylvania has a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces through your utility

Rhode Island
Electric Vehicle:
  • Town of Warren provides excise tax exemptions up to $100 upon registration of EV
  • Solar & Energy Storage:

    • Earn hundreds of dollars annually by enrolling your Powerwall in National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions.

Texas
Electric Vehicle:
  • Residents in Austin, Houston, & Dallas areas may be eligible for up to $3,500 rebate to purchase an EV and replace a high emissions vehicle through the AirCheckTexas program

Solar:

Utah
Electric Vehicle:
  • Salt Lake City EV owners have access to free metered parking & free public charging
  • Solar:

    • Utah has a net metering policy to buy back excess electricity your solar system produces through your utility

Virginia
Electric Vehicle:
Wisconsin
Electric Vehicle:
  • Alliant Energy is offering a $500 rebate for EV home charging installation
  • Solar:

    • Up to $1,000 state tax credit

Learn more about Powerwall incentives here.

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