Electric Vehicle (EV) Stations in Iowa

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Iowa

Find electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in communities across Iowa. Find a local station when you need to charge your electric car. Compare Iowa EV charging stations and find one that suits your needs.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentives in Iowa

Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in IA.


Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration Grant Authorization

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Department) may award demonstration grants to individuals who purchase vehicles that operate on alternative fuels, including but not limited to E85, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, solar energy, or hydrogen. Individuals may use the grants to conduct research connected with the fuel or vehicle. Grant funding to purchase the vehicle is available if the Department retains the title of the vehicle, the vehicle is used for research, and the proceeds from the eventual sale of the vehicle are used for additional research. Grants are subject to funding availability. (Reference House File 750, 2019, and Iowa Code 214A.19)


Alternative Fuel Tax

Alternative fuels used as vehicle fuel are taxed as follows:

  • Compressed natural gas is subject to the state fuel excise tax of $0.31 per gasoline gallon equivalent, measured at 5.66 pounds (lbs.) or 126.67 cubic feet at a base temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a pressure of 14.73 lbs. per square inch;
  • Liquefied natural gas is subject to the excise tax of $0.325 per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE), measured at 6.06 lbs.;
  • Propane is subject to the excise tax of $0.30 per gallon;
  • E85 is subject to the excise tax of $0.290 per gallon;
  • Hydrogen is subject to the excise tax of $0.65 per DGE, measured at 2.49 lbs.; and
  • Electricity is subject to the excise tax of $0.026 per kilowatt-hour of fuel delivered or placed into a battery or other energy storage device of an electric motor vehicle at any location in Iowa other than a residence.
(Reference House File 767, 2019, and Iowa Code 452A.2 and 452A.86)


Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install Level 2 EVSE. The rebate is $250 for non-networked EVSE and $500 for networked EVSE. The EVSE must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. For more information, including how to apply, see the Alliant Energy Electric Vehicle Chargers website.


Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Fee

Effective January 1, 2020, PEV owners must pay an annual fee in addition to standard registration fees. All-electric vehicle (EV) owners must pay an annual fee of $65 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners must pay an annual fee of $32.50. Fees will increase through 2022 as follows:

EVPHEV
January 1, 2021$97.50$48.75
January 1, 2022$130$65

(Reference House File 767, 2019, and Iowa Code 321.116)


Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Incentive – MidAmerican Energy

MidAmerican Energy offers residential customers a $500 incentive on new EVs purchased between March 8 and December 31, 2019. For more information, including eligibility, see the MidAmerican Energy website.


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