Federal and State Incentives

Federal Tax Credits

The Wheego LiFe qualifies for a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The 2010 Wheego Whip LSV qualified for a Federal Tax Credit of 10% of the purchase price (credit up to $2,500) in 2011 (expired 12/31/11).

 State Incentives for Wheego LiFe

Many states now offer state incentives including state tax credits, driving in HOV lane, or free municipal parking. Select a state to view its list of incentives; click the incentive to go to the Department of Energy’s official site for details. Note that some incentives have expiration dates and that state legislatures are constantly changing incentives; consult your tax professional to determine your eligibility before making a purchase.

 

Alabama

No state incentives found

 

Alaska

No state incentives found

 

Arizona

State income tax credit of up to $75 for installing charging station in home

May park EV in carpool parking spots

May drive in HOV lanes with special plate

Reduced license tax fee

 

Arkansas

No state incentives found

 

California

State rebate of $2000 under CARB while funds last; list of approved cars (including Wheego LiFe) here.

May drive in HOV lanes with special sticker

Additional incentives offered by local municipalities and private companies

 

Colorado

Tax credit of up to 45% of price difference between EV and gas car; $6k cap

 

Connecticut

No state incentives found; some free parking in New Haven

 

Delaware

No state incentives found

 

D.C.

Reduced vehicle registration fee

 

Florida

May drive in HOV lane with special decal

Some local government financing available for charging stations 

 

Georgia

State tax credit of 20% of cost of vehicle; $5k cap

May drive in HOV lane with special plate

Business may claim credit for installing charging station; 10% of cost; $2500 cap 

 

Hawaii

Some free parking and HOV lane use with special tag

 

Idaho

Exemption from vehicle testing requirements

 

Illinois

EV Registration fee reduction

Rebate up to 10% of price of full-speed EV.

Rebates for Level 2 Charging stations.

 

Indiana

Pricing incentives and charging station offered by Indianapolis Power and Light

 

Iowa

Reduced EV registration fee

 

Kansas

No state incentives found

 

Kentucky

No state incentives found

 

Louisiana

State tax credit of 50% of difference in cost between EV and gas car, or 10% of cost up to $3000

 

Maine

LSVs are exempt from inspection

 

Maryland

State tax credit of up to $2000 if purchased by July 1, 2013

May drive in HOV lane with special permit

EVSE charging station credit up to 20% of cost, with cap 

 

Massachusetts

Starting summer of 2014: up to $2500 in state rebates

 

Michigan

Some charging station incentives from private companies and utilities

 

Minnesota

No state incentives found

 

Mississippi

No state incentives found

 

Missouri

Exemption from emissions testing

May require purchase of a $75 decal fee.

 

Montana

No state incentives found

 

Nebraska

No state incentives found

 

Nevada

Exemption from emissions testing

Free parking in many metered public areas with EV decal

Some charging discounts available from power company

 

New Hampshire

No state incentives found

 

New Jersey

May drive in HOV lane of New Jersey Turnpike

Exemption from state sales & use tax

Some discounts on turnpike tolls

 

New Mexico

No state incentives found

 

New York

May drive in Long Island Expressway HOV lanes with sticker

 

North Carolina

HOV Lane usage

State Emissions Inspection exemption

 

North Dakota

No state incentives found

 

Ohio

No state incentives found

 

Oklahoma

No state incentives found

 

Oregon

No state incentives found

 

Pennsylvania

Very limited rebates available thru June 2013

 

Rhode Island

Town of Warren: up to $100 local tax exemption

 

South Carolina

No state incentives found

 

South Dakota

No state incentives found

 

Tennessee

May drive in HOV lanes with special decal

 

Texas

Up to $3500 in vouchers available in selected areas, toward purchase of an EV. Many qualifications.

 

Utah

State tax credit of $0-$605 for EV purchase

HOV Lane access with decal

 

Vermont

No state incentives found

 

Virginia

Limited use of HOV lanes

Emissions testing exemption

 

Washington

Exemption from state Sales & Use tax

Exemption from emissions testing

 

West Virginia

No state incentives found

 

Wisconsin

No state incentives found

 

Wyoming

No state incentives found