Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Thomson.
Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) displaying the proper alternative fuel license plate may use HOV and HOT lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified AFVs may also use the HOT lanes toll-free. AFVs include electric vehicles and bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles that operate on natural gas or propane. Applicants must provide proof they have paid registration fees in full before receiving the license plate. This exemption expires September 30, 2025. For more information on fees and eligibility for the AFV license plate, see the Georgia Department of Public Safety websites.
(Reference Georgia Code 32-9-4, 40-2-86.1, and 40-6-54)
Georgia Power offers a TOU rate for residential customers who own an EV. Eligible customers must own a smart meter capable of separately measuring EV charger usage. For more information, see the Georgia Power Plug-In Electric Vehicles website.
All-electric vehicles are subject to an annual licensing fee of $316.40 for commercial vehicles and $210.87 for non-commercial vehicles. These fees also apply to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and flexible fuel vehicles, but only if they have an AFV license plate.
AFV license plates are subject to a one-time manufacturing fee of $25, an annual $20 registration fee, and a $35 special tag fee. Electric, natural gas, propane, bi-fuel, and dual-fuel vehicles are eligible for an AFV license plate.
For more information, see the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Policy Bulletin and the Annual AFV Fee website.
(Reference Georgia Code 40-2-86.1 and 40-2-151)
Georgia Power offers residential customers a $250 rebate for Level 2 EV chargers installed between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. For more information, including eligible EV chargers and how to apply, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles website.
Georgia utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
An income tax credit is available for 10% of the cost to convert a vehicle to natural gas, electricity, propane, and hydrogen, up to $2,500 per vehicle. Converted vehicles must be fueled solely by an alternative fuel and must meet the emissions standards for low-emission or zero emission vehicles defined by the Board of Natural Resources. For more information, see the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Clean Vehicle Related Tax Credits website.
(Reference Georgia Code 48-7.40.16)
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