May 18, 2022

What incentives are available for my charger installation?

The installation of a Level 2 charger comes with a great deal of benefits. To promote EV adoption, financial incentives for Level 2 charger installations are offered by the federal government, state governments, and a wide variety of utility companies.

What different types of EV charger incentives are available?

First and foremost, residential incentives typically apply solely to the installation of Level 2 chargers. Eligibility will most frequently require your charger to be installed by a certified electrician. Lectrium can arrange this installation for you.

That being said, the vast majority of incentives are classified as rebates. Offered by state governments, local governments, and utility companies alike, these rebates may cover everything from the cost of equipment to the installation. Depending upon the program, you may be required to apply either prior to the installation of your Level 2 charger or after the installation has been completed. 

Although less common, a number of utility companies will also offer rebates and decreased rates to those who use their smart chargers to only charge at select times (often overnight).

How much are EV charger rebates worth?

Rebate amounts are ultimately dependent upon the program to which you apply. Rebates may be offered as a fixed dollar amount or as a percentage of installation and equipment costs. Generally speaking, rebates for a single charger range anywhere from $75 to $2,500 in value. If you get a charger installation, Lectrium will help you with finding the right rebates.

What federal incentives are available for EV chargers?

The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit is the only federal incentive to date. Unfortunately, applications are only available for those who made installations up to 12/31/21 but the institution of similar programs is highly likely moving forward. With this tax credit, charger installations are eligible for a credit of up to 30% of the cost, with a limit of $1,000 in credit for residential installations.

What EV charger incentives am I eligible for?

To learn more about your eligibility, visit the Alternative Fuel Data Center, click the ‘Laws & Incentives’ tab, and select your state to see what incentives are available to you. 

When should I apply for an EV charger rebate?

Apply as soon as possible! Many incentive programs have a limited amount of funds and are distributed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply the better.

What information will I need to provide?

As mentioned, rebates and their availability criteria vary widely. Typical application requirements include:

  • IRS Form 8911
  • A copy of the receipt for the charger
  • A photograph of the installed charger
  • A copy of your receipt from the installer
  • A copy of required local permits
  • DMV registration of your EV
  • Proof of EV purchase or lease agreement
Read more
You might also be interested in these
What is the Inflation Reduction Act? Do I qualify for the EV incentives?

CR Consumer Reports estimates that 72% of Americans’ next cars will be electric. Understanding how the Inflation Reduction Act works and which electric vehicle and alternative fuel incentives you are eligible for is more important than ever. Lectrium has put together a guide to help you wrap your head around it all.

22 things to know about EV charging before buying your first electric vehicle

Like it or not, electric vehicles will change the way we live in America. EV batteries are large, take large amounts of electricity to charge, and require new habits and different infrastructure than traditional ICE vehicles. This, and the fact that EVs are gaining traction in the 21st century at the height of the information age. Here are 22 things you should know about EV charging to get ready for the future.

What questions should I ask the dealership when buying an EV?

The Lectrium team has compiled a list of things you need to know when purchasing or ordering your first electric vehicle from a dealership. We have listed questions you should ask and the knowledge you need when purchasing a new EV or a used EV.

Why does the voltage of my car’s battery matter for charging?

We all want to charge fast. Below are some pros and cons of having a higher voltage in your EV's battery.

Do I need a smart charger?

So, you’ve made the decision to buy an electric car and get a level 2 charger for your home. The next question is - what kind of charger do you need?

Level 2 EV chargers: How to choose a charger? How many amps could my home EV charger have? Among other common questions.

While EV chargers all share the same purpose of supplying electricity to your vehicle’s battery, there are a variety of nice-to-haves and must-haves any EV driver should be aware of.

Electric Vehicle Adoption in My Community

People all around the USA are asking themselves: How is my community doing with respect to EV adoption? We can see more and more EVs on the roads, especially in California on the West Coast, and Florida on the East Coast.

Why buy an Electric Vehicle

In 2022, millions of Americans are asking themselves the essential question: is it time to make the switch to an electric vehicle? The answer, now more than ever, is yes! In terms of cost, comfort, and environmental responsibility, switching to an electric car is one of the best decisions to make for a conscious consumer.

Why should I get a Level 2 charger?

So, you have purchased an electric vehicle. And now you want to get the most out of it. The installation of a Level 2 charger will give you the certainty that your EV will be fully charged every morning when you wake up. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between Level 1 (that plugs into a regular electrical socket) and Level 2 chargers and why Level 2 chargers are far superior.

What incentives are available for my charger installation?

The installation of a Level 2 charger comes with a great deal of benefits. To promote EV adoption, financial incentives for Level 2 charger installations are offered by the federal government, state governments, and a wide variety of utility companies.

How many amps do I need?

For starters, Level 2 charging is a homeowner’s best choice, without a doubt. Level 1 charging happens on a standard 110-volt wall outlet. All Level 2 EV chargers function with more powerful 240-volt outlets, and the charger brands have options for 32-amp, 40-amp, and 48-amp chargers, among others, which connect to these more powerful “dryer” outlets.

Charging happens at home 🏠⚡🚗

People charge when they sleep, work and eat. The Lectrium team spent three months in Oslo, Norway learning how people in the world's most developed electric vehicle market charge their cars, and guess what we found? Nearly every EV owner charges their car at home (or at work), nearly all of the time.

How much does an EV charger installation cost?

Rising gas prices are making people ask - is it finally the time to switch to an electric car? We believe the answer is a resounding "YES!" Now is the best time to choose an electric car. We also know that there have been hundreds of blog posts on how to choose the right EV for your needs. However, by choosing an electric car, you should be aware that there are some hidden costs - the cost of an EV home charger installation.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.