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Electric Vehicle Rebates

It can be hard to keep up with all of the new rebates and incentives for electric cars. We've compiled this easy-to-use guide to help you take advantage of everything available to you. Each rebate has its own details so please read below carefully. Let us know if you have any questions.

Learn more about Electric Vehicles.

Federal IRS Refund (Up to $7,500)

Details: The federal government is offering a refund on your taxes of up to $7,500. This is a refund; not simply a deduction. In other words, if you've paid at least that much in federal taxes on a new electric vehicle in the year you purchase it, you may be able to to get up to $7,500 back. 

However, the refund will go away for each auto maker when they sell 200,000 vehicles. The amount of the refund may be lower based on the car's battery size.

The terms of this rebate are subject to change so visit irs.gov for the latest details

This page is not tax advice. Please consult a tax professional to see if you can claim the federal tax incentive.

Action: Claim this rebate on your annual tax form.

Vermont Rebate (Up to $5,000)

Details: The State of Vermont is offering two levels of rebates based on household income. This rebate is targeted to low and moderate income households. 

This rebate is for new electric vehicles with a starting MSRP under $40,000. Eligible models listed below.

  • Level 1 Rebate: For households with an income of no more than $96,122.
    • All-electric Vehicle Rebate: $2,500
    • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rebate: $1,500
  • Level 2 Rebate: For households with incomes below the following:
    persons in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
    max. income $52,080 $59,520 $66,960 $74,400 $80,352 $86,304 $92,256 $98,208
    • All-electric Vehicle Rebate: $5,000 total
    • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rebate: $4,000 total
    • These Level 2 rebates are not in addition to the Level 1 rebates.
Eligible Vehicles
  • All-Electric Vehicles
    • Chevrolet Bolt
    • Hyundai Ioniq EV
    • Hyundai Kona EV
    • Kia Niro Electric
    • Kia Soul EV
    • Mini Cooper SE
    • Nissan LEAF
    • Nissan LEAF Plus
    • Smart Electric Drive
    • Tesla Model 3
    • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Plug-in Hybrids
    • Chevrolet Volt
    • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
    • Ford Fusion Energi
    • Honda Clarity PHEV
    • Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
    • Hyundai Sonata PHEV
    • Kia Niro PHEV
    • Kia Optima PHEV
    • Mini Countryman SE All4
    • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    • Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
    • Toyota Prius Prime

Action: Fill out form at point of sale or download forms at Drive Electric.

Burlington Electric Department (Up to $1,800)

New & Lease: We are offering Burlington customers a $1,200 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). An additional $600 is available for moderate income customers* buying an EV ($300 for PHEV). See rebate form for details.

New EV/PHEV Rebate Form

Burlington Electric Department defines low-to-moderate income households using the numbers below.

persons in household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
max. income $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950

Pre-owned: We are offering all Burlington customers an $800 rebate on the purchase of a used/pre-owned electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV).

Pre-owned EV/PHEV Rebate Form

Looking for Used EVs?

Used electric vehicles (both all-electric and plug-in hybrids) are starting to hit the market. Here are a few links to help you begin your search.

Used All-Electric Vehicles
Used Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Terms & Conditions

  • The MSRP must be $50,000 or less.
  • For the $1,200 plug-in hybrid rebate, the vehicle must have an EPA-rated electric range of at least 10 miles.
  • All-electric vehicles must have been leased or purchased on or after May 30, 2017.
  • Plug-in hybrids must have been leased or purchased on or after June 8, 2017.
  • This rebate is only for BED customers with active accounts.
  • Vehicle must be registered in Burlington, Vermont.
  • Limit two rebates per household or business.
  • BED reserves the right to modify or end this offer at any time.

Special: Nissan Leaf Rebate (Up to $3,500)

The American Public Power Association has partnered with Nissan to offer its member public power community across the U.S. exclusive rebates on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF through March 31, 2020.

Public power customers and employees are eligible for a rebate of $3,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 40 kWh Standard and of $2,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 62 kWh ePlus. To claim the rebate, customers must download this flyer (updated Jan 6, 2020) and take it to a local Nissan dealer, along with proof of eligible residency and a current electric bill.

Utilities, joint action agencies and state/regional associations may use the rebate for fleet vehicles.

The rebate on the LEAF 40 kWh Standard for fleet vehicles may be up to $5,000 in ZEV states — ask your local dealer.