Midwest Incentives

Incentives for people to buy electric vehicles (EV) originate from two sources – state governments and electric utilities.  Utilities generally offer two different types of incentives:

  • Reduced energy rates for charging your electric vehicle
  • Rebates for purchasing and installing Level 2 home charging equipment
There is currently a federal tax credit of $2,500-$7,500 available for qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles: The tax credit is available for the purchase of a new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. (Important: the credit will begin to be phased out after a minimum of 200,000 qualified plug-in EVs (PEVs) have been sold by that car maker for use in the United States) More Info

Important: Some states do not have any listed government or utility incentives as of spring 2017. Check back in the future as this information will be updated accordingly. 

Illinois

Utility Incentives 

  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Financing and Charging (IL Electric Co-op): Co-op members are eligible for loan financing at 0.5% for 60 months or the purchase of new PEVs More Info
  • CLEAR Charge Clearview Energy Plan: Get free EV charging on weekends (from 7 PM on Fridays to 7 AM on Mondays) and a $75 rebate for ChargePoint Home More Info

Government Incentives 

  • Electric Vehicle Registration Fee Reduction: The owner of a dedicated EV may register for a discounted registration fee More Info
  • Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections More Info
  • Bloomington-Normal IL: Qualifying electric vehicles and plug-in electric hybrids are eligible for a rebate of the 1% local share of the state sales tax. More Info

Indiana

Utility Incentives 

  • PEV Charging Rates (Indianapolis Power & Light Co): The IPL offers special PEV charging rates, including year-round time-of-use based options, for residential and fleet customers who own a licensed PEV More Info
  • Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive (NIPSCO):  The overnight charging rate ($.07 per kWh) is about one-third lower than the general residential electric usage rate. This rate applies for overnight charging hours, only (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.). More Info

Iowa

Utility Incentives 

  • Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate: Alliant Energy offers a $500 rebate to residential customers who purchase and install Level 2 charging equipment. More Info

 

Michigan

Utility Incentives 

  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate (Indiana Michigan Power): IMP provides rebates of up to $2,500 to first 250 residential customers who purchase or lease a new PEV and install a Level 2 charging equipment with a separate meter. More Info
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate (The Board of Water & Light): BWL offers a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of charging equipment for the first 10 customers that have enrolled in the PEV charging rate More Info

Government Incentives

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Emissions Inspection Exemption: Dedicated AFVs powered by compressed natural gas, propane, electricity, or any other source as defined by the Michigan Department of Transportation are exempt from emissions inspection requirements More Info

Minnesota

Utility Incentives 

  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Reduction (Dakota Electric): DE members enrolled in the ChargeWise pilot program receive a reduced rate for the electricity used to charge PEVs between specified off-peak hours. More Info
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentive (Connexus Energy): CE offers reduced electric rates to residential customers in their service territory who charge PEVs. More Info
  • Drive On Electric Vehicle Rate (Otter Tail Power Co): With the Drive On Electric Vehicle Charging Rate save up to $20 a month on charging costs and customers may qualify for a rebate of $400 when they install a Level 2 charging station. More Info

 

Missouri

Government Incentives

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Decal: The state motor fuel tax does not apply to hybrid electric vehicles and motor vehicles licensed as historic vehicles and are exempt from the alternative fuel decal requirement.More Info
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity, including low-speed vehicles, hydrogen, or fuels other than gasoline that are exempt from motor vehicle emissions inspection under federal regulation, are exempt from state emissions inspection requirements. 
  • Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit: An income tax credit is available for the cost of constructing a qualified alternative fueling station. The credit is 20% of the costs directly associated with the purchase and installation of any alternative fuel storage and dispensing equipment or electric vehicle supply equipment, up to $1,500 for individuals or $20,000 for businesses. More Info

 

Ohio

Government Incentives

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Emissions Inspection Exemption: Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity, propane, or natural gas are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections after receiving a one-time verification inspection.

Wisconsin

Utility Incentives 

  • Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate (Alliant Energy Corp.): Alliant Energy offers a $500 rebate to residential customers who purchase and install Level 2 charging equipment. More Info
  • Workplace and Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate (Alliant Energy Corp.): Alliant Energy offers a rebate to commercial and industrial customers who purchase and install Level 2 charging equipment for use by their employees or the public. More Info
  • Charge@Home Pilot Project (Madison Gas & Electric): This program provides a ChargePoint Home L2 charger without having to pay up-front installation fees. More Info 
 

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